Nordin's nephew, Akmal ..., is in. Gerard suggested Damian switch back to Reds so that Akmal can be on the same team as Nordin. Jon agreed.
Updated line ups:
Whites: Jon Stratton, Anthony G, Jack Meyler, Isaac, Edmund Lim, Nordin, Dev, Akmal Reds: Rockstar, Damian, CH Lim, Paul T, Darren, Gerard, Elvin, Arijit
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Another amazing come back story though it hardly felt like it as both teams were quite evenly matched. Final score 4-4.
Reds got off to a better start scoring 2 goals but had Whites breathing down their necks with 2-1, 3-2 and eventually 4-4 scorelines. Elvin and Gerard did well up front while Darren was the midfiled dynamo and Rockstar held the defence firm by shackling Nordin and Anthony....Paul had a great wingback game with his those long legged tackles and fast breaks down the wing, he provided a vital assist for Reds 3rd goal. Gerard and Raj had their little long ball from the back working again and created quite a few chances, one of which was converted.
On Whites side, they seemed to get stronger and stronger as the match wore on...courtesy of Anthony and Jon who kind of grew into the game and got more and more energy as the opposing players started to wither. Couple of fumbled goals and defensive mistakes on Reds defence but even Steven Gerard can slip and give away an easy goal Newcomers or at least non-regulars, Jack, Edmund and Akmal had good debuts with Edmund's mazy dribbles almost causing an upset in the early part of the game. Jack was pressing in all quadrants while Akmal played a steady game.
We tried to play on for the winning goal (at which time i think the Whites had an edge) but we gave up the pitch when Lynz's team amassed at the entrance. Good workout on a really hot afternoon.