Game started around 910 with full set of players. Reds took an early lead shortly after kickoff and play was tight for the first 5-10 mins as both set of players took time to familiarize with our respective team mates and position. Reds were very aggressive closing down Whites to deny us time on the ball so we had to play the ball along the pitch patiently looking for our openings.
Commenting on my Whites:
Whites were definitely more organised as we confidently "short pass" our way back into the game and into the lead where we remained for the entire game. We were always communicating with one another which allowed us to be more productive both going forward and defending.
Shawn & Kelvin linked up well upfront and kept the Reds under pressure all game. Wilson, Naren and Alfred put up a great defensive shift the entire match by covering a lot of ground to deny any entry passes into the danger zone. Kim was magnificent down the middle (both CB & CM) linking up with our forwards & defenders. If not for our lackluster finishing, overzealous passing even right in front of the Red's goal & good saves by Red's GK, Whites would have been home and dry long before the end.
Game ended around the 1010-1015 mark .. 8/7-5 to the Whites.
Great workout & match played in the right competitive spirit!
It was quite even at the start though White had more chances. After half an hour, White was leading by 2-3 goals, and the gap could have been wider if White converted their chances. Red managed to close a 3-goal gap to within 1 near the end. As they pushed more bodies forward to equalise, White scored to win the game. Final score was 7-5 to White.