Several newer or less regular players, so I will suggest line ups after noon tomorrow. I've added a team captain poll. I've included everyone who has played at least 12 games in the current 6 month period or at least 35 games over the past 3 years other than those who have specifically opted out as team captains (in addition to opting out as team selectors).
It was 1-0 to Whites who scored first for a long time before things started to unravel for the Red team who at one time hinted at a resurgence creeping upto just one goal difference at 4-3 before disintegrating to a 7-3 defeat.
Whites had to do with a makeshift defense given that most of the players were attack oriented. I was hoping to score more goals than we let in but unfortunately, our attack was largely dissipated without much coherence. Rainer did a good job at center-mid disrupting Kydd and Elvin's link-up play while Aaron was striker. Karthi and Manish plied the wings while the defence was comprised of Jon as centerback, Calvin and Cahill as left and right.
Elvin as usual duly obliged with 2 goals for the Whites and Kien scored a close range goal after his header was blocked in a corner. Whites found it hard to gel upfront but towards the end when we pushed Jon up from defence, things did look quite different with Rainer rocking the crossbar at 4-3. However, with all the players going for broke since we were down 5-3 then 6-3, we got caught on the counter and Reds scored the final goal to make it 7-3.