|Posted on December 29, 2018 at 11:35 PM|
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Returning to action a week earlier than initially planned, Hilderinc FC took the opportunity to restart the gears in an imperious and measured display to end 2018 in fine fashion.
While the year will be best remembered for title winning run, it will be also significant for the solid foundation that is being laid for more forthcoming success.
In spite of the five week null, one made longer by the postponed game against Glee Athletic at the start of the month, the healthy numbers were a testament to the longing within the camp to get matters restarted.
With league duties resuming on 12th January with a tough fixture against early pace setters, Club M, the objectives were clearly spelt out ahead of kickoff, though plans had to be altered due to late personnel changes, which mirrored an eleventh hour switch of opponents.
Though the leisurely start and sluggishness in the opening minutes were result of rustiness, especially after the recent festivities, the Blacks were soon in control of the game when Omar Mahnin opened the accounts with a decisive header from Ian Morris’ corner.
The Hilderincs, playing in a faintly different formation than their usual, were constantly asking the questions of a young but determined side, but the Blacks experience was telling and they soon doubled their advantage.
Mika Michalowski, deployed in a slightly withdrawn role behind the front three, stamped his authority with a convincing goal from the edge of the box after he waltz in-field to dispatch an unstoppable drive.
The midway point provided the opportunity to refresh the side and to keep the momentum constant, and the change yielded the desired effects as both Aamir Fikri and Nabil Zahrif added their names to the scoresheet, taking the Blacks into the break with a 4-0 lead.
Despite further alterations, the Hilderincs kept their poise as they found the avenue to express themselves.
Keeping on the front foot for most of the game, Nabil Zahrif capped off a well worked move, though the youngster’s finish at the near post added to the gloss.
Er Yongxiang, who had an impressive outing, first as a makeshift rightback and then in his usual element in the middle of the park, earned himself a goal, though it would have been the gentlest shot at goal, but rolled through the legs of the goalkeeper, after a shocking howler.
The Hilderincs ended the rout with the seventh through an Ian Morris header after been brilliantly found by a Sergey Darovskikh pinpoint cross.
Though the goals were plentiful, the Hilderincs intentions were purposefully met ahead of the New Year when the Blacks will push forward for more honours.
Hilderinc FC 7 : Kmank FC 0
Goals: Omar Mahnin, Mikael “Mika” Michalowski, Aamir Fikri, Nabil Zahrif (2), Er Yongxiang, Ian Morris
1. Gowtham Durai
2. Er Yongxiang
3. Dionisis Kolokotsas
4. Nicholas Ledenmark
5. Sergey Darovskikh
6. Darren Tan
7. Jon Loh
8. Mikael “Mika” Michalowski
9. Omar Mahnin
10. Ian Morris
11. Casimir Simon
12. Aamir Fikri
13. Basil Al Barr
14. Mohd Erzan
15. Nabil Zahrif
16. Sathya Raj
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