Whites: Andre, Bobby, David M, Julius, Alex F, Sze Kuan, Justin R Reds: Wayne, Wee Teck, John J, Srini, Jason M, Dave H, Rajiv
Everyone, please bring both a white top and a red top in any event.
Before the game, Julius informed me that David M had informed him that he couldn't make the game as he was on call, and that he had asked David to inform me, but he hadn't. Anyway, David M didn't turn up.
Jason was a bit late, so we started 6-a-side (which actually seemed just right), and Whites took a quick 2-0 lead. When Jason arrived, I offered to try to find a player from those waiting for their game, but Alex was confident Whites were strong enough.
With the extra man, Reds clawed back to lead 7-5. I then went out and found Din, who was waiting for his game, Whites came back to lead 12-10, before Reds pulled it back to 11-12.
Srini had asked to spend a lot of time in goal, only to bring the ball out from goal (all the way into the Reds half!) on several occasions, or try other fancy stuff. Fortunately, he only got caught out once, until late on, when he got caught out twice in succession, for Whites to lead 14-11.
Wayne scored a great solo goal right at the end, for the game to finish Whites 14 Reds 12.
It was a good game, surprisingly tiring even when Reds had the extra man. And Srini needs to learn that some of us take our games very seriously!