Several players who haven't played together much or at all before, so I will suggest line ups. I have added a team captain poll. I have limited it to Balestier Road regulars (minimum 15 games in the current 6 month period or 30 games over last 3 years).
A rare hat-trick from Keith was insufficient to power the Reds to victory. Match started rather tamely as both teams were slightly unfamiliar with each other and it took a while to build up the pace, with Reds scoring first through Keith, making a good move down the middle. From there, a little bit of a see-saw in the match as the Whites started connecting but Reds were equal to the task and the score stood at 4-3 with the Reds leading for a bit, Keith having scored my goal of the game with a sweet half-volley for Red's second goal. Here it was defensive blunders after blunder that sapped the Red's team spirit with Liren and Kah Boon gifting balls to Ziliang to finish off. It was no looking back as the Whites started to take control and finish the game off with several well-taken goals to lead 7-4. Last goal was called and Nic G rounded off the game with a goal from a counter-attack. Final score 8-4 to the Whites.
Monster game from Ziliang with his 4 goals but also a super solid performance from Alvin at center-back, Ting Han with his energy kept the Whites moving in addition to defending well from the middle of the park.