Loofers 1 - 8 Grilled
000 spectators arrived at Loofers Arena, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Janusz Sanecki
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Valerio Panaccio
and Paulo Mink
. Loofers decided to use a 4-4-2 set up. The following players had been chosen: Shi Chin - bin Ramli, 清豪 (Qinghao) , Min Min, 景贻 (Jingyi) - Han Yeow, Li Sze, bin Muhammad, Kong Boon - An Dong, bin Jaafar.
A 2-5-3 alignment was the formation of choice for Grilled. Starters: Noubaryan - Awyong, Bakhtiar - 福泉 (Fuquan) , bin Mohd Kassim, 勇航 (Yonghang) , Ying Lee, 力勇 (Liyong) - Bellamoli, Bacelar, Wan Kang.
Grilled seemed to prefer attacking in the middle. The unexpected cross pass from Grilled's Hilal Bakhtiar
after 14 minutes opened up the defence and was received by Leong Wan Kang
who finished off for 0 - 1. The referee showed Grilled's Djan Bacelar
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. The home crowd was not impressed when Leong Wan Kang
came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 21 minutes. Grilled were now up 0 - 2. Lee Han Yeow
was the first to reach the corner kick, but his header was blocked by the keeper. However, Loofers's 方 (Fang) 清豪 (Qinghao)
managed to get hold of the rebound and tucked the ball into the empty net. 1 - 2 After 34 minutes, an incisive pass through the middle gave 梁 (Liang) 力勇 (Liyong)
a chance to increase the lead for Grilled, and he did not disappoint. The score was then 1 - 3. 1 - 3 was the halftime score. Grilled claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 77 percent. Pompeo Bellamoli
increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. 1 - 4. Lee Han Yeow
of Loofers received a yellow card after 55 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour. The visitors' Chow Ying Lee
took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 63 minutes into the match. 1 - 5 for Grilled. The players of Grilled now seemed to think the job was done and acted more defensively, just waiting for the ref to blow the final whistle. Grilled increased their lead after 77 minutes when Colby Awyong
broke through on the right, upping the score to 1 - 6, much to the home crowd's dismay. After 78 minutes, a mistake by the home side's left defence allowed Mohd Safri bin Mohd Kassim
to get through. He outclassed the home side's keeper, adding another goal for the visitors. 1 - 7. After 79 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for 田 (Tian) 勇航 (Yonghang)
who increased Grilled's lead to 1 - 8. The coach of Grilled was happy with the game so far, but still wanted to change the line up. After 88 minutes, Alex Fonseca
came on for Djan Bacelar
. Content with how the game was proceeding, the Grilled coach let Sandy Fu
replace Pompeo Bellamoli
after 88 minutes. Grilled had most of the ball, with 85 percent of possession.
Loofers's top performer was clearly Lee Han Yeow
. Wong Kong Boon
on the other hand, had a terrible day. 凌 (Ling) 福泉 (Fuquan)
performed admirably for Grilled. However, Hovaness Noubaryan
made a disastrous appearance. The match ends 1 - 8.