|Posted on February 18, 2023 at 11:05 AM|
Having gone through different phases in their debut season in the Equatorial Football League, Hilderinc FC maintained their Jackal and Hyde form in a story of two halves against Hibernian Athletics in the Muddy Murphy’s derby.
If the earlier part of the campaign was getting unhinged in 20min periods before and half the break, the Blacks have form an unappealing habit of beginning games in utter sluggishness in recent weeks, and it was an equally or is not an appalling start to the evening as they found themselves behind inside 5mins with another penalty, the fifth in as many weeks for both Saturday and Sunday Hilderincs collectively, an unenviable record the Club cannot be proud of.
Completely looking disinterested at times, and not turned on to the proceedings, the Blacks were dozy and lazy, giving the ball away cheaply and allowing Hibs all the joy in the world with the ball, which they duly appreciated, and raced to a 4-0 lead before the break.
While choice words and a proper rollicking at the break looked to have triggered a response in the second half, another goal against set the Hilderincs for another difficult afternoon.
However, while the half time reshuffle took a bit to settle, the Blacks looked a different beast as the minutes went on.
Lacking energy and purpose in the first half, the Hilderincs chased and hurried everything that moved on the pitch, giving the opponents little or no time on the ball.
Prodding tirelessly, the Blacks found a way through on the hour when debutant Mark Weller smashed in for his goal on his bow, after profiting from a Ryan Ng set-up.
Now playing virtually in the green half, the Hilderincs pulled another goal back when Melvin Sim’s pass was delightfully finished from distance by Ryan Ng, giving hope for an improbable claw back from five goals down.
In fact, had Ian Morris’ try and Melvin Sim’s double attempt which were somehow kept out by the combination of the post and goalkeeper, the Blacks would have had a chance of a miracle, though the Hibs had their own chances on the other end to kill off any Hilderinc resolve.
And while, the unbelievable did not materialise, the Blacks were defiant in the face of adversary, and although it was of their earlier ineptitude and making, they responded well to the disadvantage, though they, in all sincerity, have to turn up for games right from the start, and stop climbing needless mountains.
Equatorial Football League QD1
Hibernians Athletic 5 : Hilderinc FC 2
Mark Weller 61’, Ryan Ng 75’
[Assist: Ryan Ng 61’, Melvin Sim 75’]
POM: Melvin Sim
1. Gowtham Durai
2. Sean Rajah
3. Christopher Collick
4. Ken Yap
5. Sergey Darovskikh
6. Nicholas Ledenmark
7. Melvin Sim
8. Danzal Han
9. Fahmy “Ollie” Barker
10. Ian Morris
11. Tan Euren
12. Basil Al Barr
13. Mark Weller
14. Nicholas Collick
15. Ryan Ng
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