|Posted on May 30, 2016 at 5:20 AM|
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With a disrupted ESPZEN Sunday League fixture list due to external circumstances on going, Hilderinc FC took the break to renew acquaintances with Cherith Baptist Church (CBC FC), their once bogey team from the bygone era.
Having last played against each other back in 2011, it was to a certain degree an unpredictable get-together of sorts against a side that had caused many startling upsets in past, none so hurtful for the Blacks than in the 2005 Agape Cup semi-finals, when against all odds, CBC, back then informally nicknamed as the “Yellow Submarines” pulled off a shockingly 2-0 win over one of the best HFC sides, and not to mentioned the meltdown that followed the perceived injustice from an truly incompetent referee, the episode still one of, if not the darkest and most regrettable moments in their history.
With that in mind, the Hilderincs were by no means in any illusion to expect a walk in the park, especially in light of their recent unreliable run, from which they had just only got out from.
Ensuring that there were no hidden surprises to unsettle a delicate momentum, the Blacks were insistent on strong numbers, so they were well pleased to welcome back General Manager and Club Treasurer, Simon Khaw back to the lineup, and a late inclusion of Lim Yong Kiat, elevating the recent deficiency in the goalkeeping department, additionally Mathew Joseph was handed in Hilderinc bow in the heart of midfield.
To allay any nerves, the Blacks were in comprehensive confidence as they started the proceedings with a one minute demonstration of possession football, involving no less than fourteen passes, as they made their pre-match intend clear.
The early flaunting was capped with a brilliant individual goal from Serhat Dalbeyler within 150 seconds when he cushioned a Denis Lobov clearance before beating two players and unleashing a pinpoint shot from distance for the opener and a prefect start for HFC.
The Blacks made it 2-0 lead inside nine minutes when Logaraj Sundram, who was finally reverted to his natural position after his impressive goalkeeping duties last time out, applied the final touches to a delightful Peter Wang cross from classic Hilderinc quick flowing move from goalkeeper to attack involving four players.
Within minutes, the Club President was at the end of another sublime cross from the right, this time from Parthiban Aruchamy, but his stooping header was inches wide finding the side netting instead, and was closely followed by Serhat Dalbeyler was next to find the same part of the goal with an single-minded shot.
If the Blacks were a handful down the right flanks with the industry of Peter Wang and Parthiban Aruchamy, Basil Al Barr was not to be outdone when he went on a lung busting run down the left from his own half before sending in a preach of a ball cross the box, but former Black, Daniel Chin, playing in goal, pulled off a remarkable save to deny Ian Morris for an otherwise certain goal.
With an impressive Adib Alias in total control of the midfield along with Mathew Joseph, the likes of Denis Lobov and Michael Shankar were in pleasant disposition, as they along with Lim Yong Kiat in goal had minimum stress to their Sunday afternoon.
The second half saw the introduction of Simon Khaw, Kumaresan Maniam, Kavin Singh, Chua Yuxuan, Ryan Gogerty and Bayu Tanmizi, as the Hilderincs used their resources to fill measure.
Seamless despite the changes, the restart saw the Blacks pick up from where they left off in the first half, encamping themselves in the CBC half, prodding for further extension of their advantage.
Bayu Tanmizi, Abib Alias and Ryan Gogerty were the first to antagonise the opponents’ backline, coming close to scoring with their attempts before Ian Morris had the opportunity from a penalty to add a third.
However, having had a 75% conversation rate so far this season, the skipper added 15% into the negative when he missed the target with the spot kick, doing himself no favours as the favourite for future penalties.
There was, however, no mistakes from Logaraj Sundram when he finished off a move he started, laying off the ball to Serhat Dalbeyler, who in return obligated with pinpoint cross for the hitman to contact with a deadly volley.
And it was Serhat who ended the scoring with a thumping shot to seal the win for the Blacks towards the end.
While the win was pleasing, the manner of the measured display from all the players was noteworthy, and something the Hilderincs will certainly work to build upon.
Cherith Baptist Church FC 0 : Hilderinc FC 4
Goals: Serhat Dalbeyler (2), Logaraj Sundram (2)
Starting Line Up
1. Lim Yong Kiat
2. Basil Al Barr
3. Denis Lobov
4. Michael Shankar
5. Parthiban Aruchamy
6. Mathew Joseph
7. Adib Alias
8. Serhat Dalbeyler
9. Logaraj Sundram
10. Ian Morris
11. Peter Wang
12. Simon Khaw
13. Ryan Gogerty
14. Kavin Singh
15. Kumaresan Maniam
16. Chua Yuxuan
17. Bayu Tanmizi
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