|Posted on October 9, 2017 at 9:35 PM|
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By Chua Yuxuan
Hilderincs Twā FC put a stop to their winless streak with a 2-1 victory against Chubby Alonsos FC on wet Sunday afternoon at Ang Mo Kio Secondary School.
Things were not looking rosy on the onset, with the lack of center backs, talismanic striker Logaraj was forced into the unfamiliar territory of marshalling the defence alongside Nicholas Ledenmark.
Matters were made worse when the Chubs drew first blood with a pass that split the black’s back line, allowing their striker to lay the ball for the Chubs’ left winger to tap into an open net.
With chances few and far in between, the Blacks were forced to play the whole of the first half on the back foot with stray passes and routeone, uncharacteristic of their usual play.
However, the restart was a totally different story altogether as HTFC rallied themselves and pressed for every ball, atoning for the appalling display of the earlier half.
Passing was much assured and with confidence gaining with every minute, their hard work paid off when Kumaresan Maniam’s whipped cross was laid on by Matthew Joseph to evergreen striker Sashikumar Mahathevan, who lashed the ball into the roof of the net for a thumping equaliser.
Sensing blood, the Twās pushed forward for the winner, but with Matthew Joseph, Logaraj Sundram and Kumaresan Maniam were guilty of overelaborate play or wasteful finishing when just shooting on target would have been a much simpler option.
Nevertheless, the lead finally came after Logaraj finished off from great play down the left flank, giving the Blacks an outstanding comeback.
In addition, custodian Liao “JC” Jin Cai, bailed the Blacks out in the final minutes with assured goal keeping and intelligent play from the back, ensuring HTFC went home with the much needed win.
With the D2D Sunday PM League just weeks away, full focus in put into preparation, both on and off the pitch, to ensure the Sunday Hilderincs are ready for the big challenge ahead.
Hilderinc Twā FC 2 : Chubby Alonso FC 1
Goals: Sashikumar Mahathevan, Logaraj Sundram
Man of the Match: Fahmi Noor
1. Liao Jincai (J.C.)
2. Chua Yuxuan
3. Nicholas Ledenmark
4. Logaraj Sundram
5. Darren Tan
6. Fahmi Noor
7. Matthew Joseph
8. Dennis Stephen
9. Fred Susanto
10. Adam Choong
11. Sashikumar Mahathevan
12. Basil Al Barr
13. Peter Ng
14. Kumaresan Maniam
Categories: Match Day