SpartanSG 0 - 3 Grilled
e 57229 spectators at The Kherubim were in for an afternoon of sunshine. Matthäus Neuhofer
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Alberto Arrieta
and Gilberto Giacaman
. SpartanSG tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination. The following players took the field: Kim Sze - Dalstål, van der Meer, Tolloch - Somogyi, bin Ahmad Rosdi, Lai Pin, Vázquez, Casablanca - Gemeinhardt, November.
Grilled decided to use a 2-5-3 set up. Lineup: Kryus - 福泉 (Fuquan) , Madaini - Dorogan, 尊文 (Zunwen) , Jing Wei, Shun An, 长春 (Changchun) - bin Mohd Kassim, 勇航 (Yonghang) , Ying Lee.
Grilled tried to focus their attacks down the middle. 4 minutes into the game, Mohd Safri bin Mohd Kassim
had a great chance to put his team ahead, but his kick from the left went wide. Grilled took the lead 5 minutes into the game, making the score 0 - 1 after some elegant movement down the middle. 田. 勇航 (Yonghang)
was the scorer. Several players seemed a little dazed by the warm weather, and were repeatedly tricked by the clever and agile 田. 勇航 (Yonghang)
. After the ball was lifted in from the left, 朱. 长春 (Changchun)
was on his own in the home side's penalty area and should have scored after 15 minutes, but missed, probably due to lack of concentration. After 21 minutes, an incisive pass through the middle gave 田. 勇航 (Yonghang)
a chance to increase the lead for Grilled, and he did not disappoint. The score was then 0 - 2. 0 - 2 was the halftime score. Grilled claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 53 percent.
The Grilled players could smell victory in the air. Gleb Dorogan
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for Abdul bin Jantan
after 75 minutes. The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave 凌. 福泉 (Fuquan)
from Grilled a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 88 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient! It was obvious that team Grilled had instructions to attack in the middle instead of on the wings. After 89 minutes, Grilled's 卢. 尊文 (Zunwen)
burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 3. Grilled enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 52 percent of possession.
Most important SpartanSG player was S. Vázquez
. Christian Casablanca
was a disappointment, however. The most dominating Grilled player was without a doubt 田. 勇航 (Yonghang)
. On the other hand, Abdul bin Jantan
's play was disheartening. The match ends 0 - 3.