I couldn't get one more, so I revised the line ups as follows:
Whites: Damian, Wing Kong, Kenny, Azmi, Andrew Y, Andrew Ong, Varun Reds: Danny Lien, Anthony Tan, Lionel, Shaiful, Gerard, Ganesh, Stephen Tan
I went down early, but no one was playing before us on either the covered or uncovered pitches, other than a group of children on one of the small pitches.
Varun got lost, so I started in goal for Whites. Varun arrived after about 20 minutes.
Azmi was also a bit late, so Whites started with 6. I wasn't expecting to play, so I went in goal with slippers. Still managed to make a couple of good saves.
It was still 0-0 when I went out. It took a while before Reds opened the scoring. Whites equalised immediately through Varun. 1-1.
Two late goals by Reds saw them take a 3-1 lead. Both down to Whites being caught exposed at the back, I think. Varun grabbed a last goal for Whites. Final score: Reds 3 Whites 2.
A draw would have been a fair result, but Whites ran out of time.
With Shaiful switching to Reds, Reds had the oldest 3 players. Once Varun was on and playing upfront, Kenny should have been pulled back to fullback. Although he had a decent game, Andrew Ong was playing his first game, and I thought Whites needed a bit more experience at the back.
About the last goal, it was a hand ball call of god made by me against Anthony. The ball was bouncing just around the height of his raised hand and from my angle it looked like he touched it. So I took the ball made a quick pass to Wing Kong, whites made a quick attack that resulted in that last goal. Only after the game Anthony convinced me it wasn't at all. So I would like to say..... I stand corrected during the moment of incident. I've lost 5-6 sunday games continuously now, hopefully luck change soon. Overall mid paced but still enjoyable game.
It was slow game until Varun came and gradually the tempo went up, a good intecept by him(Varun) from Anthony passes and he try to place it to the left post and luckily my right leg save it. Ganesh score our first goal from outside the D box between the last man and the keeper. I guess the keeper didn't see it coming. White response back with a quick equaliser and I think it was from Varun. The ball hit the post and Ganesh leg and it went in when Ganesh replace me as a keeper. But soon the second goal came and it was from Gerard who misses a few chances earlier and I guess he deserve it as he was trying very hard to score from every angle. The third goal came from me after a good work from Ganesh. It feel good after more than 10 years that I never play and score and that was my first goal playing with you guys (Giffas). The second goal from Varun wrap up the game and he was really a good player fast. effective and a team player