Barker Boys 2 - 1 ESPZEN SS Sunday

U11 ( 7aside ) ESPZEN Jleague Season 9 Championship
2018-Oct-14 17:30 PM
Centaurs Turf City - White Pitch

Barker Boys 's Match Report

The first of two matches this weekend saw the Boys pit their wits once again vs the Espzen Sunday team.

Shachin and Wei Jian started at the back with Valentin between the posts. Valens, Marc and Issac in the middle with Damien at the front.

The game started off at a frantic pace with both sides trying to assert authority. The Boys defence was forced into several hurried clearances and took time to settle down into their rhythm. This resulted in a couple of dangerous situations where the high pressing game by the opponents nearly paid dividends.

Eventually, things began to settle down, with Issac and Marc began making inroads into the Espzen defence. Damien also had a chance but shot just wide of the post.

Making a tactical switch, Felix was brought on for Marc and the change paid off almost immediately. Felix went down the left wing, evading a couple of challenges before swinging in a perfect cross for Damien to convert with his right foot, enabling the Boys to take a 1-0 lead midway through the game.

With a one goal cushion, the Boys began a series of attacks but their opponents held firm and kept the scoreline unchanged.

With one eye on the next game, Wei Jian and Issac were replaced by Mikhail and a returning Marc.

Then, midway through the match, the Boys conceded a own-goal. A back pass to the keeper was not properly controlled and the ball rolled into the Boys goal. 1-1.

Undaunted, the Boys regrouped, and launched a flurry of attacks to regain the lead. Shachin was replaced by a more attack minded Aiman as the Boys changed formation to go for the winner.

Slowly, their opponents were pinned to the back, but a combination of good defending and brilliant goalkeeping kept the score unchanged. Damien, working together with Aiman and Marc opened up the defence several times and had several shots which were either just wide of the post, or saved by the keeper, who had an outstanding game.

With 4 minutes to go, Aiman managed to fashion a chance and his shot heading towards the top right corner had “goal’ written all over it. Incredibly, the goalkeeper saved brilliantly, tipping the shot over the top for a corner!

Finally, the breakthrough was achieved in the 34th minute. A corner was awarded on the left wing. Felix took the corner which was only half cleared to Aiman, who made no mistake this time by burying his shot into the goal, thus securing a 2-1 win for the Boys.


MOTM award goes to Damien who led the team from the front and also worked hard to protect the midfield whilst tracking back all over the pitch.

ESPZEN SS Sunday 's Match Report

A good performance show from the guys and a welled played game.

Eugene was the captain and is MOM go to Yatam for is outstanding performance.

Barker Boys 's Man of The Match

Position Utility Player

Barker Boys 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded

Barker Boys 's Scorers

Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 11
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 34

ESPZEN SS Sunday 's Man of The Match

Name Yotam Soloveizik-Zamir
Position Utility Player

ESPZEN SS Sunday 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded

ESPZEN SS Sunday 's Goal Scorers

Scorer: Aqil Shahaul Yazid
Position: Playmaker Right
Time of Goal: 18 mins
Assisted By: Eugene Leong Zuo Wei

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