Although only one relatively new player, several players who haven't played together before much or at all, so I'll suggest line ups after 4.30 pm tomorrow. I've added a team captain poll. I've limited to those who have played at least 30 times since April 2011.
Keith and Kevin requested Red. No other comments, so line ups, captains and colours confirmed as follows:
Reds: Nic G, Ting Han, Alvin Chew, Nordin (c), Keith, Nic F, Kevin Wong Whites: Chris Sim, John J, Imran (c), Ben Horn, Ling Chong, Zakaria, Arthur
Everyone, please be early.
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Relatively short game as compared to our normal games as we started late due to the heavy downpour at about 9pm. It was still raining when we decided to carry on with the game as all the players have arrived. Both sides started pretty cautiously, probably still adapting to control the ball in the heavy rain. The rain started to ease up about 15 mins into the game and that's when both teams started to get their rhythm going. Whites took the lead through a good team move but their joy was short-lived as the Reds equalized immediately. Both teams continue to trade goals to bring the score to 3-3. Whites were always leading by the odd goal before the Reds finally found the gaps in Whites defense to lead for the 1st time in the game. By then, we've played over the 10pm mark and the next booking had to take over the pitch.
Final score: 4-3 to the Reds.
Nic F was once again the star performer for the Reds, scoring the bulk of the goals.
$2 credit to Keith for a first report. $1 credit to each of Imran and Nordin as team captains.
Have you got the times right Keith? Based on the messages on the WhatsApp group chat, the heavy downpour was from 8.45 pm, so the game may well have started soon after 9 pm. If it continued to rain for another 15 minutes or so, it must have been about 9.20 pm by the time it eased up. It might have been the slow pace in those first 15 minutes which made it seem like a short game.