White: Ace, Mike A, Kevin K2, Reza, Dhiraj, Melvin L, John J Black: poh Keng, John S, Justin R, Andre, Carl, Nic H, gilbert
Sagnik can't make it and so gilbert is back again and he was supposed to play 'Goalkeeper' and Andre was in as well. Many changes on the opening game of 7-a-side at ECP
The big pitch at Sports Planet is currently uncovered. I hope the pitch wasn't too affected by the rain earlier in the evening. Gilbert initially withdrew because he was concerned about the surface being slippery.
Blacks won 11-5 in the end. A little wet and slippery but great playing surface nevertheless. There were plenty of movements and goals but with the wet surface, it was no surprise that couple of goals slipped in under the keepers' hands. Great combination of indoor and outdoor conditions. The pitch is perfect for 7-a-side. we will expect places to be filled up very quickly on Tuesdays.
blacks were much much better with their passing play. they were able to gel and support each other as a team. their understanding of one another's movement and style contributed to their success. well done blacks!
whites were good too individually, we simply lack the cohesiveness to perform as a unit. we just need to play often to adapt to each other's style.
the lighting of the pitch is a bit dim though as compared to the sheltered ones.
Sometimes, we got to deal with last min withdrawals and players whom we dont know at all.. Like Andre whom I played with for the first time last night and John J whom I could not remember playing with b4... Of course, if there is a need to change on the spot, any of the regular players could make suggestions. It would be good for the regular players for a particular night to take turns to suggest the line-up. Can you help with the line-up for this coming Tuesday, Ace? You can pass the baton to the next one the following week. Thanks