FC Trinidad & Tobago 4 - 0 Grilled Birds
Tournament (Playoffs), Season 6328 November 2016 23:00 HTT
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FC Trinidad & Tobago
Grilled Birds
Anton Romanenko (33)
Clyde Hedley (35)
Anton Romanenko (57)
Rodney Watkins (78)

Crying Father
Romanenko Ripping

Grilled were sent crashing out of The Global Trophy tournament without undue ceremony, after being skinned 0-4 by FC Trinidad & Tobago. Again, while competitive in midfield, they had no way past FC Trinidad's competent three-man defence, and continued defensive fragility doomed the Birds.
FC Trinidad were running away with the III.11 title, and it showed in their extremely assured approach to the game; Hariharan Prabhu was arguably the top creator during the initial stages, former national team sweeper Chandan Patnaik stood firm, and made keeping Grilled's forwards under wraps look almost easy.

That said, he wasn't able to reject Grilled's advances fully, and it was only bad decision-making from Clark Won, that spared them in the 24th minute. Rinor Isufi was calling for it as he sidled in on the far side, but Won instead tried to win a penalty off Mario Valentín Moreira, entirely unconvincingly. Two minutes after that deserved booking, Isufi would get his shot on, but dropped it onto the bar.

Working even those out had taken quite a lot out of the Birds, and they were in disarray when Clyde Hedley put Yuta Nakakita on his bottom in the 33th with a delightful juggle, before seeking out Ukrainian striker Anton Romanenko by accident. Hedley would go it himself two minutes later, and was no less successful, with Valentin Batâr slow to react.

The Birds were not about to give up the ghost so easily, and Rinor Isufi for one had a point to prove. Relishing his newfound status as Grilled's undisputed target man, he would test Antti Nikumatti with a blistering strike towards the end of the half, but the Finn was up to it. Right winger Rodney Watkins would get in an altercation with Neeraj Muthyala as the duo walked off for the break, and received a yellow card for that, to his incredulity.

57 minutes in, FC Trinidad would more or less put the game beyond Grilled's reach, as they profited off a flash of makeshift brilliance from Keith Nguyen. The attacking midfielder somehow chested the ball some fifteen feet to Romanenko, who did the rest of the work, slashing past Gene Filippone before taking Batâr out with a disguised shot.

Rinor Isufi wasn't happy to come off in the 70th minute, though he had indeed been hogging the ball unproductively for a while before that. Enter Tian Yonghang, who however had yet to make an impact, when Watkins got his own back on Muthyala. Stripping the Grilled player of the ball after he got mobbed in his own six-yard box, the FC Trinidad winger would swivel and plant it into the net in one smooth motion.

Grilled's best hope for a face-saving consolation followed immediately after, but Nikumatti was in an unbeatable mood, not that Hariharan Prabhu's effort was all that challenging to begin with.

    Sicced By Sigueme
    Błękitni Busted
    Assessments Ongoing
    Crying Father
    More Practice In Store
    All But Down
    Resolve Made
    Feel It Coming Back
    Behind By A Hair
    Bye Gennady, Low
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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