David T has asked whether he can play, and be on the same team as Jessen, Chern Yang, Derian and Wilson. That means someone from Whites has to switch to Reds to take my place. I've again asked Gerard, and he's ok with it, so we have:
Whites: Jessen (c), Chern Yang, Steve F, Stanley Tan, Derian, Wilson, David T Reds: Gerard, Jeff S, Rai (c), John Sng, Kelvin Han, Alvin, Redzwan
..... As, of those on the Khalsa team, Gerard has played most recently at East Coast, I've asked him if he can switch.
I arrived shortly after 9.30 pm. Stanley Tan had just picked up a knee injury, and came off. Whites continued a man short. Unfortunately, I came unprepared.
Whites seemed to make more of the extra space with some incisive attacks, scoring 3 times without reply. I understand by doing so, Whites opened up a lead.
What followed was a goal at either end, probably 3 apiece. Whites continued to look incisive in attack, but fatigue was getting the better of them in defence, and they conceded a few sloppy goals. Reds scored another 3 or 4 with perhaps one in reply, for the game to finish fairly level - maybe just one in it.
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Post by Jeff Salleh on Dec 18, 2012 11:29:35 GMT 8
see that this is still up for grabs.
It was the first time I played at the Khalsa pitch, definitely a much much better pitch that ECP Sports Planet but it is more slippery that I lost my footing early in the game that made it looked like I am sliding in. Anyway, the drizzle didn't stop and kudos to the players who decided to play nonetheless.
To the game proper, the khalsa regulars in Whites dominated the early proceeding racing to 3 goals lead. Reds (mostly from ECP) mustered back some effort and managed to equalized after finding their footing and adjusted to the different pitch / goal size. Unfortunate that Stanley picked up the injury that kept him out totally - hope you get better very soon and be back on the pitch.
Whites continued their scoring run with reds pegging them with goal contributions from Gerrard and Rai. Reds defense continued to be pretty sloppy and not tracking people running behind the flanks resulting whites getting a sizable lead. Reds dug in deep and got the goals back late on, but only after the 6 men whites had the fatigue crept in.
Good game nice workout and whites do take advantage of the pitch size and goal size very well.
For sure, will not be the last time I will playing there (perhaps unfortunately)...