|Posted on February 4, 2018 at 12:40 AM|
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With the Hilderincs’ season drawing to a close, the Blacks kept themselves active ahead of their final game of the campaign with a friendly game against a young Jolters FC, complemented by no less than six of the Hilderinc Twās, who added much needed strength to an otherwise reduced side, though their efforts were managed in view of their own exertions 24 hours later.
Despite limited expectations, the Blacks made a decent start to the game, almost taking the lead with a well-worked from Diogo Baptista in the early minutes.
However, with the weather again giving no reprieve, the Blacks soon descended into a patchy work of drudgery instead of their usual flow, though there was no faulting their industry against a youthful side.
Interspersed by carelessness, the Hilderincs were left trailing after they failed to deal with the Jolters’ stroll across the 18-yard box, giving them an easy potshot at goal.
Though the Blacks pressed hard for the leveler, it was speculative at best as they went into the break a goal down, with under the weather Erdogan Albay and more worryingly, Nabil Zahrif, withdrawn during the course of the half, the latter due to a hamstring complain.
The restart saw the Sunday Hilderincs take center stage, with Logaraj Sundram, Darren Tan, Kumaresan Maniam, and Kavin Singh joining Liao Jincai and Chua Yuxuan in the setup.
And it was veteran Kavin Singh who almost stole the limelight when he almost found the back of the net on his return to Saturday football after almost a year with a long range strike which needed a fine save from the Jolters’ keeper to deny him a rare goal in his 16 year with the Club.
Logaraj Sundram was next to come close to drawing the Hilderincs level, but was unable to keep his shot down to cap the fine built up.
Keeping busy in the Jolters’ half, the Blacks were left highly baffled when they were denied a stonewall penalty when Ian Morris was kicked in the face, albeit accidentally, as the skipper stooped to head the ball, but met the boot of the defender instead.
Having had their chances, the Blacks were unfortunate to go further behind after the failed to deal with a quick attack down the right, leaving them a mountain to climb.
In spite of that, the Hilderincs kept their intent and pressed even harder to get a way into the game, but were unable to find a breakthrough, though Erdogan Albay would come close towards the final minutes of the game.
However, at the end of the day, it was a good run out for the Hilderincs, who were also delighted to see the Saturday and Sunday lines blur further has they forge a common identity as a Club.
Jolters FC 2 : Hilderinc FC 0
1. Liao Jincai “JC”
2. Nabil Zahrif
3. Nicholas Ledenmark
4. Dionisis Kolokotsas
5. Basil Al Barr
6. Denis Lobov
7. Adib Alias
8. Xerxes Lee
9. Diogo Baptista
10. Ian Morris
11. Erodgan Albay
12. Logaraj Sundram
13. Kavin Singh
14. Kumaresan Maniam
15. Darren Tan
16. Chua Yuxuan
17. Marko Belak
18. Riley Aiman
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