It was to be a contest between two different football philosophies, since the home team started the game with a 3-5-2 formation while the visitors instead opted for 2-5-3.Grilled used their magical ability to concentrate their attacks in the middle of the pitch, rather than on the wings.With 13 minutes played, the home side managed to get a 1 - 0 lead as Tan Tong Leong flipped the ball in after a cross from the right.With 16 minutes gone, Payoh had a free kick in a decent position. Despite this being a great chance for a shot, they tried a cheeky move intended to bypass the defence. However, Kong Chun Kwang did not manage to connect with it cleanly and the ball went out.Cyril Künzler was doing a great job on his wing, sending in brilliant passes to his teammates in the middle, but Islom Davlatov seemed unable to profit from this excellent service.A wonderful trick by Chan Ze Han that left 馬 (Ma) 修賢 (Xiuxian) bewildered really deserved to end in a goal but the keeper made a fine save.The visitors kept the pressure on to tie the game when, after 30 minutes, Hoàng Trung Quá broke through the centre and found himself alone with the keeper. Gheorghe-Daniel Stanoiev made a great block, though.39 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as Aleš Pukl broke through, making the score 2 - 0 for Payoh.Things were going to get worse for the visitors. Gevanni Abbeloos squirmed through their central defence after 41 minutes, increasing the lead to 3 - 0.It emerged that Bilal Mohammad Harun had hurt his left foot after 43 minutes, which led him to abandon the game. Bernie Egan tried to hide a smile as he entered the field. He had not expected to get a chance this day. It was 3 - 0 at the break.Payoh had most of the ball, with 55 percent of possession.
Cheers filled the stadium as Dick McCandless broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 4 - 0 to Payoh.After 78 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by 馬 (Ma) 修賢 (Xiuxian) might have resulted in another goal for Payoh. However, Massoud Dob made a spectacular save.After 79 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and Gevanni Abbeloos gave the Payoh supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 5 - 0.Payoh put themselves up 6 - 0 when Aleš Pukl broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.Grilled managed to reduce the score to 6 - 1 as Neeraj Muthyala finished off a well-played combination from the left, easily carving through the defence.The bench was restless, and with 85 minutes passed Grilled's coach gave Gilbert Webb the opportunity the player had been hoping for. 悠太 (Yuta) 中北 (Nakakita) reluctantly left the field.Grilled needed a fresh pair of legs on the field, and after 89 minutes Hoàng Trung Quá made way for Mohd Jafni Abdul Majid.Neeraj Muthyala was handed the Grilled captain's armband.As the match nears its end, the referee has deemed it appropriate to add 3 minutes as stoppage time.The match ends 6 - 1.Payoh enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 58 percent of possession.