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GNP Sports FC Weekly Update - 25th/27th/28th April 2024

GNP Sports FC Weekly Update - 25th/27th/28th April 2024

Jat Grewal29 Apr - 10:08
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Panthers debut for new Under 7s Girls group ends on a high!


The Under 15s were at home to Triumph in a promotion six pointer. Game didn't start well with GNP giving away a penalty in the second minute which was duly dispatched. After the early goal, Triumph were on top for first 15 minutes with GNP struggling to get into the game. A couple of shots and good saves from their goalie was as much as we could muster and half time couldn't come quick enough. After a quick reminder of what the boys had achieved so far and how highly we think of them, the 2nd half was the complete opposite. Dominating but just could not get the equaliser. With a series of substitutes in the 20th minute of the second half, GNP finally got their deserved equaliser in the 21st minute from Zaid. Minute later GNP took the lead after a great cross and a header from Tom. With GNP upping their game, was only a matter of time before more goals followed and they did with a 2nd from Zaid and one from Archie. Final score 4 - 1. With five games left,
promotion can be achieved in the next game; what an achievement that would be - we cannot praise the boys enough!

The GNP Under 12 Tigers made the midweek trip to Rugby Borough Pumas looking to close down their season with some pride after a difficult season. They had several chances to score including a snap shot from Harman B which flew wide but succumbed to 3 first half goals by an incisive Rugby outfit. Half time saw the coaches challenge the boys to raise intensity 2nd half and play it as a new game. The boys responded well, giving Rugby far less time on the ball. PotM Iklil was influential in his midfield role, whilst Harman S & Oscar provided a robust CB pairing 2nd half. Iklil and Ayden in particular provided a credible threat to the home team throughout the 2nd half, and on another day, could easily have grabbed a couple of goals. in the end it was Rugby who added one more, but a much better finish to the game from the Tigers. Just 2 league games to go, and their Bournemouth Tour to look forward to on Bank Holiday weekend!


Our new Under 7 Panthers made their friendly girls debut against Coventry Saracens Girls, and we saw a fantastic game full of skill, energy, enthusiasm and joy! The girls dominated their opponents with greater speed, physicality and determination, and scored goals through Siya (4), Erin (3) & Jasika to complete a memorable day. Tanaya, Harleen & Harcheyt made up the rest of the squad and all made valuable contributions too!

Under 9 Panthers had their Spring cup qualifiers playing against Boldmere Falcons and CCC girls. The first round was against Ccc the girls had a fabulous match with goals from Anya, Elizabeth, Rhea and Roop. The girls were relentless in attack and displayed a strong determination to win. In the second game against the Boldemere Falcons the girls changed formation and formed a strong strategy to tackle the forceful Falcons. It was an intense match with a lot of back and forth, fouls, penalties and corners. However playing two games back to back wore the girls physically and Boldmere were able to monopolise to earn their place in the semi finals at GNP's expense. We are hugely proud of the girls!

Under 10 Panthers were also in Spring Cup action and saw similar results to the Under 9s, with 2 high scoring games. They managed to defeat Leamington Lions 4-1 in the opener before going down 7-4 to Soccer Rockz Girls.

Under 12 Panthers away at Kinghurst Pavilions The Panthers conceded a goal soon after kick off but managed to fight back, maintaining possession of the ball for a majority of the first half. Avani drove the ball up the pitch allowing Mankirat to score her first goal. She followed up with a second soon after making the score 2-2 at half time. Mankirat continued her superb form in the second half with several runs leading to her first hat trick of the season and added yet another soon after. The opposition however caught up in the last 10 minutes scoring from a penalty and an almost saved goal by Harper. We finished with a draw but an incredible effort by the girls.

Under 13 Panthers. A home game against the undefeated Sporting Markfield ended in a 10-0 defeat. The Panthers were without their normal goalkeepers and couldn’t compete against the team who will be playing 2 divisions higher next season.


Under 7 Jaguars hosted Leamington Brakes Orange in a friendly as part of their Super 7s program. The boys matched their more experienced opponents throughout and took the lead when Bobby played a ball from deep which set PotM Isaac free to slot home a lovely goal! Leamington hit back and went on to take the lead and extend it in the 2nd half with defensive naivety from GNP costing them, as Leamington finished clinically. A great experience nevertheless for the new Jaguars team with some of the training work coming through in matchplay!

Under 7 Lions played a close game against Coventry Sphinx White and ended all square, with debutant, Leo, grabbing a crucial goal, assisted by Harnam! Strong defence by Sam and Harnam, making things difficult for the opposition. Balraj also made some good saves in the goal. Overall a pleasing performance from the team.

The Under 7 Pumas played at home to the Rugby Borough Tigers. It was an evenly matched game right up to the last quarter, which was unfortunately undone due to a combination of squad rotation and fatigue. However, all the boys put in a fantastic effort - Arjan pulled off some fantastic saves, and we had some great goals from Jeevan and Dayal, as well as a superb hat trick from Arthur.

Under 7 Tigers played away against Bedworth United. The game was played in 4 sections. The boys slowly built up to full momentum in the 2nd section with goals from Caleb and Gurshaan. Arjun followed in the 3rd section with a goal from a penalty. However, Bedworth had already taken advantage of the first section of the match, and the boys were unable to catch up. A valiant effort from the boys with lots of attempts to score. POTM was Harvey for his performance in defence and left wing whilst creating opportunities for the team

In the away match against Copsewood Hurricanes, the Under 8 Pumas showed great intensity right from the start. Musa scored his first goal within the opening 2 minutes, followed by a solo effort for his second. The team continued to press forward, with Harvey assisting Ajeet for a third goal. In the second half, the Pumas displayed excellent football, with the defence providing opportunities for further chances. Musa, POTM, completed his hat trick, while goalkeeper David, had some game time upfront and managed to score after joining the attack. The victory showcased a strong team performance from all players.

Under 8 Jaguars played against Lillington Juniors, first half started pretty evenly where the pattern was for GNP to score in reply to Lillington goals. Agam was able to get a hat trick in the first half. Before the half Lillington scored a few more to give them a healthy lead. Second half the Jaguars attacked with purpose and drew level with Agam scoring a free kick and Angad scoring a penalty. Lillington again scored a few more in the second half to build them a healthy lead however in the last 5 mins with some great pressing and passing by Angad and Anshveer to Agam he was able to score in quick succession to earn an incredible draw. Great result for the boys who lost heavily to the same opposition a couple of months back!

The Under 8 Tigers hosted SoccerRockz Cyclones in what turned out to be an exciting match. Match was evenly poised before the Cyclones managed to score a quick couple of goals. The Tigers had plenty of chances to open the scoring but couldn’t take them. Some fantastic link up play between Varun and the in-form Arveer allowed Arveer to score. The Cyclones then got another just before the break. 2nd half the Tigers looked much more like their usual self and started off strong. Mohamed with his tenacious runs got into some great positions but couldn’t finish. A brilliant assist from Arveer led to Eesa slotting home a goal. Eesa has looked clinical in front of goal in recent games. Man of the Match went to Salman who showed great awareness in his passing.

Under 8 Lions-


All games postponed due to torrential rain.

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