Season's Greetings archpool
New Year's Treat
Rafael García Sole
made the festivities start and Ma Dai-Lin
provided the cracker at the end. Division Three Cup opponents archpool were wiped out as they used a seldom-seen 4-3-3 that Grilled's five midfielders immediately strangled out from the starting whistle.
The fans were not hoping for much as archpool were on a four game run of big wins, but Sole clearly hadn't read up on their streak as he got a brace within five minutes. He took full credit for the first with above-average balance that let him stay on his feet, and once he had beaten the last defender he wrongfooted archpool's custodian Yee-chun with a try aimed at the near post. He was just lucky a minute later, as a backheader by a defender went to him a metre in front of goal.Chen Chiew-Yen
made it three-nil following a charge from the puffed-up Sole, Kau starting the whole move after he had bitten the dirt from Ragnarsson's painful challenge. Hobson charmed the fans with an individual dribble from the half-way line, Pence teased with an off-target rocket, and Ragnarsson became the victim of a tackle from the side by Sun-Nee all before the first half closed.
archpool had their noses out of joint, and Tim Hobson
got in a few more shots that the goalkeeper and woodwork got to. Ma Dai-Lin
was blessed in comparism as a pass across goal got the slightest of diversions by a defender's boots, leaping cheerfully into goal.