Reds struggled all night against a white team which kept ball well, and made the most of their posession. They had a balanced mix of players who could play in defence and attack, and lots of pace to burn. I think they scored at least half their goals via counter attacks.
Reds struggled to make any meaningful possession all night, and their finishing was disappointing when they managed to get past a resilient white defence.
An offer was made to swap teams about 20 mins into the game when the score was 4-0. But I declined as I thought Reds had the potential to challenge the game.
I think Reds scored about 3 or 4 goals in total, and whites may have scored one shy of double digit scoreline.
think it was 9-4 or something. Maybe more for Whites - perhaps I lost count
just to add .. despite falling behind from the start .. Red's never gave up trying especially Kelvin, Kenny and John who continue to fight hard and held their ground .. sometimes winning is not everything : )
special mention for William .. full of running both Tues and Thursday .. good additional to the SP pool!
Post by Jeff Salleh on Jan 13, 2012 12:57:43 GMT 8
Whites managed to keep the defense line high up (most of the time at the center line) because the whites offensive players were pushing up high and harassing the reds defense when a short ball was played out from goalie. And the tempo was high and it didn't drop that much even towards the end.
From team perspective, I think this is one of the most balanced team I had played in up till now. High energy, ball players and generally good positional sense even with several rotations.
Agree with Jeff on the Whites keeping a high line and forwards pressing the defense. The Reds defense had no way to pass out of defense , often just hoofing up field to get the ball out. Goals were conceded when the ball was lost by defenders or countering by Whites.
What Whites did very well was to take the extra pass and draw the Reds defenders towards the ball and leave free men at the edge of the D. Many goals were really well taken and kudos to the whites . Gave me a good work out cos of the constant chasing and closing down .
Post by Jeff Salleh on Jan 13, 2012 17:16:55 GMT 8
kenny - you might had shed a few more calories last night with all the chasing down you did and will have more space for pineapple tarts come CNY.
I really think the main threat from reds were coming or would come from kelvin and glenn, and I did pay a bit more attention when you both were receiving the ball. And yes, it was lesser threat when kelvin moved down to defense Making the defensive work much easier..ha ha
Echoing Rai on Jonathan, pretty good account of himself last night, except the showboating part one time at the center circle. Being an ol'skool dude like me, may not take it so nicely esp. when its getting tough.