DBFC 0 – 0 Club Tropicana
Venue: Tsing Yi Northeast Park
Date: Saturday 11th December 2021
Kick-off: 15:00 hrs.
Squad: Ricky, David, Morse, Tita, Wai, Leo, James, Benji, Zanskar, Nick B, Makito, Krisna, Darius, Awal and Danny.
Once again DBFC struggled during the week to confirm a full squad for this game, ending with confirmation of 12 players by Friday afternoon but fortunately 15 players on Saturday morning, thanks to guys managing to rearrange their engagements / plans. So DBFC had a very strong squad.
Morse got the hearts beating with his usual pre-match warm up before Gaffer Gaz laid out the game strategy, which highlighted the big pitch and hot weather was in our favour against a bigger and heavier opposition and to move the ball quickly, getting it out wide whenever possible.
DBFC got off to a strong competent start with great passing and movement with the vast majority of possession. Tropics posed little threat going forward but their two strikers were probably some of the best in the league for long ball football – winning a lot of headers. Nonetheless, DBFC fashioned most of the chances and nearly went ahead through a great header from Tita.
The second half continued in similar fashion with DBFC creating chance after chance, with Awal putting several crosses in that should have been tapped home. We had to be aware on the counter and Ricky pulled off one or two smart saves and we defended well from set pieces.
DOD: Krisna “Mom Joke” Korani