Serangoon Cubs 0 - 4 Barker Boys

U11 ( 7aside ) ESPZEN Jleague Season 9 Championship
2018-Nov-25 16:15 PM
Rainforest - White Pitch

Serangoon Cubs 's Match Report

Barker Boys 's Match Report

With the title finally secured, the Boys could afford to relax and enjoy the last game of the season.

The coach started with a changed backline of Damien and Wei Jian, with Valentin in goal, Marc, Aiman and Ryan in the middle with Felix upfront.

Almost immediately from the kick-off, the Boys grabbed an early goal. Felix chased down the kick-off, forced and pressured the Serangoon defenders and scored a quick goal. An excellent example of where sheer persistence and never-give-up attitude paid dividends.

Once again, buoyed by the early lead, the Boys continued to push forward with Ryan and Aiman’s shots at goal both going close.

Five minutes into the game, and Ryan nearly scored when his shot just came off the post. Then it was Damien’s turn to go close when his shot was well saved by the keeper.

Switching around, Valens then came on for Ryan, thereby releasing Damien to play upfield.

Then, midway through the game, a bit of controversy erupted. A freekick was awarded to the Boys for a foul near the penalty area. Damien took the direct freekick which went past the keeper’s right and the goal was awarded. However, the goal was disputed and a post match decision was made not to award the goal on account that all freekicks were to be indirect.

The controversy did not affect the Boys play and play continued at a frenzied pace between the 2 sides.

More changes as Ryan came back to replace Marc and the coach moved things around the midfield.

Exchanges between both sides were still fairly even, with the Serangoon defence holding out well, and distributing their passes well to stretch the Boys defence. There were even a couple of clear opportunities which almost resulted in goals, but somehow the score line remained unchanged.

At one stage, their opponents forced a corner and from the resulting play, their shot hit the Boy’s crossbar and bounced to safety. The clearance was immediately played upfield and the quick counterattack resulted in the Boy’s almost scoring but the crossbar now saved their opponents goal. Truly end-to-end stuff.

Several minutes later, some good work in the midfield by Felix allowed him to create a chance for Damien, and he did not miss. 2-0 to the Boys now.

Their confidence growing and building, the Boys continued to play good football going forward. And with just a couple of minutes left, another attack was started on the right. For the second time this afternoon, Wei Jian found Damien in plenty of space on the right. And he gave the keeper no chance to score his second of the match for the Boys to take a commanding 3-0 lead.

With the game coming to a close, yet another attempted attack by their opponents was stopped, and the Boys, led by Damien initiated yet another counterattack down the left wing.

With virtually the last kick of the match, and the season, Damien finished off the season with his hattrick in the game and a final 4-0 score line to the Boys.

MOTM award for this match goes to Felix. Full credit for his persistence, constant chasing and getting involved in the midfield and helping out at the back to break down the opponent’s attacks.


Serangoon Cubs 's Man of The Match

Name Ryan He
Position Utility Player

Serangoon Cubs 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded

Serangoon Cubs 's Scorers

No Goal Scorers

Barker Boys 's Man of The Match

Position Utility Player

Barker Boys 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded

Barker Boys 's Goal Scorers

Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 1 mins
Assisted By: No Assist
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 23 mins
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 33 mins
Position: Utility Player
Time of Goal: 35 mins
Assisted By: No Assist

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