DBFC 5 – 0 Corinthians
Venue: Tsang Tsai Uk Recreation Ground
Date: Saturday 6th November 2021
Kick-off: 16:30 hrs.
Squad: Ricky, David, Morse, Wai, Leo, Jimmy, Benji, Amit, Nick B, Makito, Krisna, Darius, Charlie and Saar.
Scorers: Benji x2, Makito, David and OG
DBFC struggled during the week to get a squad for this game, ending with confirmation of 12 players by Friday afternoon and 14 players on Saturday morning (including new signing Saar). A lot of ground work and sweet talk from David and Gazza during the week rescued the situation and fielded 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 focused again on the success of previous games by keeping a high tempo. However, this time a lack of midfield players meant relying on the fitness and stamina of the young DBFC players through the middle Krisna, Benji, Amit and Nick. As well as the fitness and strength of our super athlete Jimmy at defensive mid (refrained from his usual 25km hike before a game)
DBFC controlled the first half with Benji and Amit pulling the strings. We created a few chances here and there and restricted Corinthians to set pieces. Just before half time we went one up with a good counter attack, Krisna squaring for Benji to score.
Second half we again controlled but got a let off when Corinthians missed a one on one from a through ball. This woke us up and we scored the second with some good work for Krisna, assisting again to set up Makito San for an easy tap in. Two soon became three when a good cross from Amit was turned into an own goal, with the defender having no choice to stop Benji tapping in. Krisna made it a hat tricks of assists soon after, with the phase of play after a corner, resulting in a good one two between Charlie and Krisna, squaring for David in the six yard box to slot home. We added A 5TH just before the end though a great header from Benji. In truth we could have scored more.
DOD: Saar for two open goal misses