Post by Rajiv on Jun 7, 2012 22:25:55 GMT 8
As there are a few players new to the Khalsa game, I'll suggest the line ups this time:
Whites: Babs, Brendan (c), Clarence Lee, Stephen Tan, Kelvin Au, Rajiv, Raahol
Reds: Bobby, Stan D Man (c), Soon Leong, Mohammed, David N, David T, Wilson
Any comments? ....
Although I told Raahol the place was close to Farrer Park Station, he looked it up on the internet and ended up at Toa Payoh Stadium, home of Balestier Khalsa.
We started 6 v 7. Reds with the extra man were restricted to scoring within the D. Reds took the lead, and although Babs equalised for Whites with a long range shot, Reds went 3-1. Whites were defending deep, but managed to pull another back to 3-2.
Raahol joined the game at about 9.25 pm. Reds went 4-2 up but again, Whites pulled back to within 1 goal - 4-3. Whites then began to dominate and started pushing more players forward to try to get back on level terms.
From experience, pushing players forward always leaves you vulnerable to counter-attacks, and so it proved, as Reds scored twice on the counter to go ahead 6-3.
Whites re-organised, and possession became more even between the two teams. However, Whites were defending better, while still creating the odd chance. Whites managed to exploit some amount of slackness in Reds defence to score three times and level the game at 6-6.
The game went past 10 pm, as Stan D Man had chosen the pitch with no one playing after us.
Soon Leong left with space on the right grabbed his hattrick to make it 7-6 for Whites. We played on to a last goal, which Babs scored with a spectacular header off a kick in from Brendan. Also his hattrick I believe. Several wanted to continue, but I had to leave.
Final score: 7-7.
Good game overall.
$1 credit to each of Stan D Man and Brendan as team captains.
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