The teams had chosen different formations for the match. Home team Grilled Birds went for 2-5-3 while Parkway Paladins has decided to play a 4-5-1 lineup.Vikram Mudaliar of Grilled was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.The corner kick from Cyril Künzler was powerfully met by the head of Neeraj Muthyala to make the score 1 - 0.After 32 minutes, the visitors tied it up at 1 - 1 when a fantastic pass from the left was finished off by Mak Teck Jian.The guests almost went up by a goal after 39 minutes when Ang Hock Qiang came through and shot from the right. The ball bounced harmlessly off the post, though.Paladins's counterattacks were lethal to the opposing defence, allowing Abdul-Wahhab Tourani to score easily from the right flank for 1 - 2.The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave 悠太 (Yuta) 中北 (Nakakita) from Grilled a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 44 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!Massoud Dob went down after twisting his left ankle in minute 44, but was able to continue the match none the less.A drive down the left side allowed Apollonas Androutsopoulos to get in close and score another goal for Paladins after 44 minutes, taking the score to 1 - 3.The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 3.Paladins had most of the ball, with 55 percent of possession.
The visitors' Apollonas Androutsopoulos took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 59 minutes into the match. 1 - 4 for Paladins.After 67 minutes, Paladins's Mak Teck Jian burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 1 - 5.69 minutes in, Paladins's Abdul-Wahhab Tourani received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.In minute 69, Massoud Dob went down in terrible pain, clutching his left ankle. This was a returning injury and, needless to say, he could not continue the match. The replacement for the injured player was Dan Seng. Chu Xin Lee seems to have an uncanny ability to try the unusual. He nearly produced a great goal - unfortunately for Grilled his shot went just wide this time.With 75 minutes played, Paladins put themselves up 1 - 6 after an attack from the right, caused by a defensive blunder. The scorer was Abdul-Wahhab Tourani.Abdul-Wahhab Tourani increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. 1 - 7.That made three goals for Abdul-Wahhab Tourani and he was marked down for the hat trick.Paladins increased their lead after 81 minutes when Abdul-Wahhab Tourani broke through on the right, upping the score to 1 - 8, much to the home crowd's dismay.It was announced by the referee that he estimated stoppage time to be around 3 minutes. This meant there could still be an extra attack or two left in the match!The match ends 1 - 8.Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Paladins, with 57 percent of the ball.