Game Notes Panthers missing Francis and Benedict through injury. Henley suspended. Goals for Panthers from Farmer and Weaver. Peacock (2), Szwez, Shields and Lloyd for Belfast.
Second Leg: Tuesday 25th March, Nottingham
Game Notes Panthers missing Henley suspended. Saari sits out. Benedict and Francis return from injury. Goals for Nottingham from Loyns, Kalus, Werner and Ryan. Belfast's goal from Mason. Kalus scores the only goal in the shootout to win the cup for Nottingham.
Nottingham Panthers win the 2013/14 Challenge Cup 7-6 on aggregate.
Corey has the ability to get this team to perform in one off games. I didn't think we would be 5-0 up at one point against the Steelers. If we draw or win that's fantastic. If we are 2-3 behind then we're up against it. but with this team no one really knows who will turn up and perform
Corey has the ability to get this team to perform in one off games. I didn't think we would be 5-0 up at one point against the Steelers. If we draw or win that's fantastic. If we are 2-3 behind then we're up against it. but with this team no one really knows who will turn up and perform [/quote]
and thats the problem. We could be 2 goals down and turn it around, or 2 goals up and lose the 2nd leg. The current side are quite capable of doing both. But given the current state of the squad injury wise, I could easily see us being 3-4 goals down after Friday. I'm hoping they put everything into Friday and that K-wall has one of those games.
Not looking forward to sitting through this now, hopefully the Guinness haze will ease the pain (and memory) of it, unless there is a miraculous surprise of course ... heart says 3-2 panthers, head says 4-1 Giants
This time last week, I had a good feeling about this one. Then the weekend happened.
So, we'll be playing an import down and Matt Francis looks very doubtful through injury. Can't see Benedict making it either. Looks as though Lee, Kalus and Farmer could play but it's anybody's guess as to what level of fitness they're at.
Unless K-wall has one of those nights where he stands on his head, i can see us coming back with a deficit that may well be to much to overcome. Hope I'm wrong of course. Hope K-wall does stand on his hand and we can sneak a result. Even a 1 goal deficit would give us a chance.
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