Grilled Birds 5 - 2 newbies are newbies
League, Season 6601 October 2017 04:30 HTT
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Grilled 5 - 2 newbies

Fairly good weather for football had drawn a crowd of 34464 to The Cooking Pot. Enzi Mureithi was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Vinko Pečevnik and Nikola Radojičić. Fans of both teams had been eagerly awaiting this Jurong derby and were doing their best to outshout their opponents. Lineup: Seng - 中北 (Nakakita), 入江 (Irie) - Künzler, Saliman, Muthyala, Parvathaneni, Romijn - Xin Seng, Ze Han, Eshrafi.

Starters: Aik Beng - Bernard, Long Kok, Tung, Wan Yau, Wen Jin - Sahu, Quong, Jing Ting - Loong Ping, Rong Lee.

Grilled Birds entered the field in a 2-5-3 formation. The visitors, newbies are newbies, chose to start the game with a 5-3-2 lineup. After a fine move down the middle Florus Romijn nearly gave the home side a goal after 14 minutes. However the finishing shot went just wide. The home side put themselves ahead 1 - 0 after 33 minutes courtesy of a breakthrough from Iman Eshrafi, who scored with a stunning volley following a cross from the right wing. With clinical precision, the cross from winger Florus Romijn found its way to Moey Xin Seng's head, and a screaming header gave Grilled the goal after 36 minutes played. 2 - 0 39 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as 雄輝 (Yuki) 入江 (Irie) broke through, making the score 3 - 0 for Grilled. 3 - 0 was the halftime score. Grilled claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 57 percent.

The bench was restless, and with 60 minutes passed newbies's coach gave 岳 (Yue) 豪平 (Haoping) the opportunity the player had been hoping for. Leow Jing Ting reluctantly left the field. Leow Jing Ting was coming off, and had placed his last free kick for the day. That meant that 岳 (Yue) 豪平 (Haoping) got the chance to showcase his dead ball skills. After 60 minutes, newbies switched Raja Sahu with 张 (Zhang) 偌添 (Ruotian), hoping for a quick impact on the pitch. 61 minutes into the match, newbies replied and reduced the lead to 3 - 1. Kwok Wan Yau scored on a marvellous cross pass coming in from the left. The away team improved the scoreline to 3 - 2, as Li Rong Lee struck home, set up well by a play on the left 64 minutes into the match. The referee showed Grilled's Neeraj Muthyala the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. newbies's Guan Wen Jin was shown a yellow card after 71 minutes for slicing down an opponent. Despite hurting his left foot at the 71 minute mark, Florus Romijn decided to keep playing. Cheers filled the stadium as Chan Ze Han broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 4 - 2 to Grilled. Florus Romijn increased the lead for Grilled to 5 - 2, getting a head onto a hooked ball from the right. The ball looked to have taken a deflection on the way in, but he's claiming it! With 75 minutes played, the newbies coach decided a substitution may help turn the game around. Peter Haley came on, Daniel Quong had to leave the fray. The Grilled players could smell victory in the air. 雄輝 (Yuki) 入江 (Irie) wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for Hoàng Trung Quá after 80 minutes. The players were tired, but when the referee announced that there would be 3 minutes of added time they, nonetheless, welcomed the extra opportunity to make an impact. The match ends 5 - 2. Grilled had most of the ball, with 59 percent of possession.

Grilled's best player was Cyril Künzler. Dan Seng was a disappointment, however. newbies's top performer was clearly Peter Haley. Benoît Bernard turned in a dismal performance, however.

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2016-08-01 00:37:41
anonymous: Thanks for the special mention :) I would just like to expre...
2015-08-17 18:50:02
anonymous: excellent read as always!- Yjorn
2015-06-13 03:08:41
anonymous: Rasha say
2014-12-14 16:56:39
gilbertlim: well, it seemed like that.
2014-12-12 18:26:33
anonymous: I didn't play a 4-5-2
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