Each of Nazriee, Jeff and Derian have 2 votes. Nazriee and Jeff are the two selectors ahead of Derian, having played more games in the current 6 month period (48, 35 and 25 respectively). Line ups to follow.
Line ups as posted by Nazriee on the WhatsApp group chat at 4.48 pm:
Reds: Naz Kelvin Derian Delon Jessen Faisal Nigel
Whites: Jeff Keith Jacko Alex Khai August Irvin
$1 credit to each of Naz and Jeff as selectors.
After the game, please post reports and comments on the game below.
Game started on time on a wet but well drained pitch with reds 1 man up as Augustine turned up slightly late. During that early couple of minutes, reds made The additional player count as Derian scored the opener to put reds 1-0 up. 5 minutes into the game and it was 7v7. Whites played better and managed to knock in 2 goals to make it 2-1. Game on. Less than 10 mins into the game, a freak accident between Faisal and Jacko took place resulting in a deep cut on Faisal’s lip leaving him bleeding profusely. Game was halted and Faisal was unable to continue. Reds carried on with 6 men and managed to claw back from 4-1 down to 4 all at around the 40 min mark. Reds exhausted from all the additional running, managed to get a 7th player to join them to even up the numbers. Despite their best efforts and playing on the counter, reds were unable to hold off the whites. Final score 6-4 to whites.
Final score 6-4 to whites. Reds almost got their game plan right with Der pulling the strings and took advantage of the lackluster Whites. Reds keeper Nigel was in red hot form between the sticks with countless saves and frustrating the whites all night. It took a combination of wet ball and some close range shooting to make his good work undone.
Nevertheless, kudos to the Reds who almost pulled an upset and gave whites a run for their money when they were down by one man for about 15 to 20 mins.