|Posted on October 16, 2017 at 11:30 PM|
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By Chua Yuxuan
Hilderincs Twā FC’s patchy form continues with a 3-2 defeat to Motherland FC in their latest pre-season friendly game.
A couple of no shows and late withdrawals to key personals left HTFC without a recognised keeper and a makeshift frontline.
Man of the Match Logaraj Sundram proved he was as efficient as he is in front of goal as he is between the sticks as the stand in custodian for the first half as he bailed out the Blacks from being overrun on a couple of occasions.
However, there was nothing he could do to prevent Motherland FC from taking the lead when the Whites’ corner found one of their player unmarked in the 6 yard box, presenting himself with a simple chance of guiding the ball into the net.
Within ten minutes, their lead was doubled after an unaddressed familiar situation of ball over the Blacks’ defence sent Motherland FC through on goal, squaring it for one of their player for a simple tap in.
Nonetheless the Twās did have their chances with Matthew Joseph hitting the post with a free kick.
The Blacks seems to play better during the second half of games, coming out with more fight and gusto.
Usually a right back, Chua Yuxuan, on the right wing this time around had the best chance to reduce the deficit but dragged his shot wide when put through one on one by Darren Tan.
The miss was immediately punished when Motherland FC increased their lead to 3-0 with HTFC unable to cope with the Burmese’s’ direct play.
Logaraj, back to the frontline, brought a goal back with a delightful free kick, rooting Motherland’s keeper to the ground.
Moments later the talismanic striker gave hope to the Blacks when he scored again after some intricate play with Kumaresan Maniam.
The fight back was commendable but missed chances and low concentration at the start of the game proved too costly for Hilderincs Twā FC as they head into a one week break.
We wish all Hindus players a very Happy Deepavali!
Motherland FC 3 : Hilderinc Twā FC 2
Goals: Logaraj Sundram (2)
Man of the Match: Logaraj Sundram
1. Logaraj Sundram
2. Chua Yuxuan
3. Nicholas Ledenmark
4. Darren Tan
5. David Zheng
6. Fahmi Noor
7. Matthew Joseph
8. Nabil Nafis
9. Arkar Myint
10. Ian Morris
11. Kumaresan Maniam
12. Parthiban Aruchamy
Categories: Match Day