DBFC 45s 4-0 HKFC Gazelles

Friday 24 November at HKFC, K.O. 7p.m.

Squad: Gianluca/ Kieran C, Patric, Steve W, Steve/ Mumu, Nik, OB, Anago/ Ricky, Kwan. Sub: John D.

DBFC 45s enjoyed a convincing 4-0 win against HKFC Gazelles on Friday 24 November. We received a late invitation to play this fixture and were grateful to Gianluca, Kwan and Steve from Godfathers for helping us out in the absence of a number of our regular players who were on tour with a DBFC 45s 7s team in Phuket. We finally got to an X1 after a last minute tug of love saw Patric lining up for us instead of Gazelles. We had an early scare in the game with Gazelles appealing for a penalty after their quick number 9 was slide tackled by Steve and we had to withstand quite a lot of early pressure. However we gradually grew into the game and with Gazelles playing a Tottenham like high line we looked threatening with the ball in behind their defence. With Nik and OB starting to control the tempo in CM , we started to create opportunities and we hit a purple patch scoring 4 goals before HT with Mumu hitting a hattrick and Kwan adding another. Gianluca provided a reassuring presence behind Patric and Steve at CB and pulled off a spectacular save just before HT from a close range volley. At HT John D replaced Godfathers Steve at LB. Predictably we tired a bit during the second half and we were more cautious in our play, keeping good possession but without creating as many chances. Patric went off injured with 20 minutes to go to be replaced by Godfathers Steve and we managed to see the game out. A really good performance by everyone and many thanks as ever to Gazelles for their post match hospitality.