Post by Jeff Salleh on Jan 11, 2012 11:05:00 GMT 8
Whites "extra player" never showed up hence we started with 6 and 7 players for whites and reds respectively.
Whites played a the game with defensive posture from the start. Reds drew first blood and scored the first goal and then added the other. The tactic that whites adopted was to defend narrow and then strike on the counter-attacks. Whites pulled a goal back and continued to score a few more on the counters.
Unfortunately, while whites were scoring, our defense was stretched as well and red players weren't picked up at the far post resulting in easy tap-ins a couple of times. Stephen played very well at the back for whites, intercepting, tacking and covering a lot of ground.
Reds definitely made use of their numerical advantage most of the time and I thought they could be more successful if they use the flanks better and took advantage of the lack of cover on the flanks at time.
I know I burned a couple of calories more yesterday and very sure my teammates did as well but a good workout nonetheless.
Suggestions: 1) For team having numerical advantage, I think they should only be allowed them to score from outside the semi-circle. That will make the team with lesser players has a bit more defensive advantage. 2) Team with numerical advantage need more ball players on its side and those with positional discipline. On hindsight, I would think Rai over on the white team for melvin/tim might even things up a bit better.
Just a thought... open for discussions.
Anyway, I don't think we miss a lot not watching the Lions XII, and chih seng I am right with the result weren't I ? Eric, love you for taking a pity on us
a funny quote from one of the crazy bunch of the Wimbledon team - “Winning doesn’t really matter as long as you win” (Vinnie Jones)