|Posted on September 25, 2017 at 9:50 PM|
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By Chua Yuxuan
In preparation for the upcoming D2D league, Hilderinc Twā FC took on Island Wide side, Yishun FC, at Sembawang Secondary School on Sunday.
The approach to the game for both side clearly showed in the opening quarter of the game, with Yishun FC keeping most of the ball, patiently stroking it around with the Blacks content to sit back and hit on the counter.
Yishun FC’s patience paid off as they broke the deadlock fifteen minutes into the game as a long punt forward released Yishun FC’s winger and he duly slotted it into the back of the net, and though there was suspicion of offside, but the Black’s protests were waived off.
As the game approached half time, HTFC capitalised on a needless foul by Yishun FC near the half way line.
Syed Nafis’s hopeful ball into the opponent’s penalty box from the resulting free kick was met by evergreen forward Sashikumar Mahathevan to level the game.
The second half saw a change in intent for HTFC as they changed to a 3-4-3 formation.
The Blacks pressed from the get go and within five minutes of the restart, the Blacks went ahead when a long ball up field by Nicholas Ledenmark saw new boy Adam Choong being put through.
A mistimed clearance by Yishun FC’s custodian surprised everyone and Adam duly slotted into the open goal.
That was the wakeup call that the Northerner’s needed as a quick fire double saw them lead 3-2.
The equaliser from a contentious offside call, again and HTFC were in a mess for conceding the third goal from a flick on off a throw in.
Not to be undone, talismanic striker Logaraj Sundram leveled the game with a neat finish from a ball over the top by Kumaresan Maniam.
For all the attacking prowess of the Blacks, there’s still much to be sorted out at the back as a pot shot outside the 18 yards saw Yishun FC reclaimed the lead.
HTFC restored parity when a mishit corner from Chua Yuxuan saw Omar Mahnin drive the ball into goal, creeping underneath the goalkeeper.
Not contented with a draw, Yishun FC bombarded the Blacks defence and right at the death, a scramble in the Black’s penalty area saw the ball toe poked home to give the Northerner’s the victory.
Hilderinc Twā FC 4 : Yishun FC 4
Goals: Sashikumar Mahathevan, Adam Choong, Logaraj Sundram, Omar Mahnin
Man of the Match: Joe Kyaw
1. Liao Jincai (J.C.)
2. Syed Nafis
3. Kavin Singh
4. Mike De-Bear
5. Arkar Myint
6. Nicholas Ledenmark
7. Darren Tan
8. Matthew Joseph
9. Adam Choong
10. Kumaresan Maniam
11. Sashikumar Mahathevan
12. Logaraj Sundram
13. Chua Yuxuan
14. Omar Mahnin
15. Joe Kyaw
16. Dennis Lum
17. Fahmi Noor
Categories: Match Day