|Posted on July 3, 2022 at 10:10 AM|
For some curious reasons, Hilderinc Twā mirrored its Saturday counterpart by producing a remarkably similar impressive performance, with identical results and post-match technical assessment after the conclusion of their third outing in their corresponding Hilderinc Football Club Invitational against the German All-Stars.
As with Hilderinc FC a day before, the Sunday Blacks were intentionally positioned against a team of experience and high quality to put their progression to test, and they duly responded with a display of confident poise, though the outcome was less reflective on the full picture in the grand scheme of things on the day.
Despite the late reshuffle to the starting lineup, the Hilderincs were good value for money from the start as they took the game to their opponents from the get-go.
With their pass and move football, an uncompromising tenet of playing the Hilderinc Way, the Blacks were constantly on the backs of the All-Stars, giving them little joy to settle.
Delightfully, the Sunday Blacks got their reward for their industry early in the game when they took the lead right from the Hilderinc Training Manual when Lim Chew Beng nodded home the opening salvo from a well-worked corner, something that this worked incessantly on the training pitch.
However, extremely annoyingly, even before the cheer had died down, the Hilderincs lost their concentration and allowed the opponents to pull level immediately from the restart.
Having to deal with the weather as much as the affairs on the pitch, the mid-point break allowed some refreshing of exhausted legs, and the change almost had the perfect response, but the best opportunity of the half fell to the Blacks to restore their lead when abegging, leaving both sides on parity going into the break.
The tempo was increased by the All-Stars as they sought the early initiative after the restart, but the Hilderincs were more than ready to face to task at hand as they continued with immense composure under pressure, fully focused on their own capability with the ball.
But the change in approach did open the Blacks to unwarranted stress at the defending third, and the exploits of goalkeeper Jose Kasijo in goal proved to be the different between a good day and an uncomfortable afternoon.
The Hilderincs, for the first time in since their reboot, ordered a change in formation mid-game, and the players reacted remarkably to adapt and regain control of the game, now played largely in the opponent’s half.
As the attention shifted towards the GAS goal now, the Blacks were finding themselves deep inside the White’s final third but could not find the desired outcome after having come close on several occasions.
Just as it looked that the game would end in an enthralling draw, one mis-judgement allowed the All-Stars to steal the bragging rights, and leave the Blacks feeling hard done despite their highly expansive performance.
With the long weekend break coming up, it would be perfect time for the Hilderincs to take a well-deserved recess, as training objections will be refined to focus on improving on strategic areas before the next game.
Hilderinc Twā 1 : German All-Stars 2
Goal: Lim Chew Beng 18’
1. Jose Kasijo
2. Ong Ji Kai
3. Uwais Yahya
4. Nigel Pek
6. Daryl Wong
7. Haifz Khir
8. Md Hariz
9. Lim Chew Beng
10. Casimir Simon
11. Aqil Shah
12. Simon Khaw (GK)
13. Charlie Richiardi
14. Kavin Singh
15. Florent Zhu
16. Melvin Sim
17. Vinod Kumar
Categories: Match Day