YG2k 's Match Report
It was a long Chinese new year break and Match day 3 was 1 month apart from Match day 2.
YG2K team met for the first time for ESPZEN league season round 2.
Ryan and Edison started the game at the defence. Lester played the keeper while Jonan and Abraham lead the line.
The 2 teams have contrasting style and it was delightful to watch both matching up well.
SMSA certainly have players with good technical skill and they can strike the ball with power from distance.
YG2K , on the other hand, tried to use their pace and attacked more from the flank.
YG2K came out of the blocks the faster of the two teams and tried to find the gap behind SMSA's defence.
On one occasion, Arjun charged down from the right and create a good shooting chance for himself. But SMSA's keeper did well to keep the ball out.
Edison also had a great chance, drilling a good free-kick into the top left corner.
Once again, the SMSA's keeper made a great save to deny Edision.
SMSA also created a few good chances and their shooting were packed with power.
Ryan Shuen and Edison did very well to close them up and disrupt their accuracy.
For the shots that were on target, Lester had risen to the occasion superbly and confidently dealt with them.
Abraham switched to play as defender and his versatility was shown when he put up a very good and assuring display as a defender.
He closed up space and repel SMSA's attack very well.
The breakthrough came from a counterattack. Arjun did well to track back and recovered the ball together with Ryan.
He carried the move forwards and when Jonan sprinted forward to join in the attack , Arjun laid in the the ball forward to give him the space.
Jonan went past one defender, lifted the ball over another defender making a sliding tackle, and dashed forward to face the keeper one-on-one.
He calmly slotted the ball past the keeper for the match winner.
1-0 and a good win for YG2k!