DBFC 45s 2-0 Godfathers 45s
Monday 12 July at HKFA TKO Pitch 6, KO 8p.m.
Squad: Newley/Ben, Pedro, Steve, David/Kieran C, Morse, Mac, Simon/Resco, Hymsey and Fela
Scorers: Simon Tan and Kieran Chan
After a long night for many of us watching another instalment of football not coming home, well done to everyone who opted for the vast expanse of TKO over a quiet night in. No problem with starting line up with only 11 ready to go. We settled quickly with good possession but Godfathers defended deep and we failed to convert our early chances. Godfathers came close with a header against the bar from a corner but generally it seemed that the only way they would score would be if we made unforced errors. Fela came on for Resco just before HT and we went into the break and 0-0. The customary HT pep talk to encourage Fela to keep the ball moving with quick passing was rewarded by him, immediately after the break, taking 10 touches moving towards our goal before laying the ball off to our (slightly exasperated) player. But once our maverick had completed his warm up, he caused problems for the Godfathers back 4 and come close on a couple of occasions, first after a through ball from Mac and then failing to finish after some good work by him. Mid way through the half, Resco was tackled from behind in the penalty area and Simon scored comfortably (we first checked to make sure he was not carrying as English ID). A trip to the bookies to put some money on our next scorer would have produced a healthy return – Kieran Chan running from RM into space and striking from outside the area with his left foot. With 10 minutes to go, this killed the game and we were all happy to hear the final whistle. Huge credit to our midfield and front players, most of whom had to do a full shift on a significantly larger pitch than usual.