Sizzling heat welcomed both teams at our new home, but our football in the opening exchanges was anything but that. After much frustration & perspiration from all over the pitch (& beyond), we finally broke the deadlock 15 minutes in through Naz in rather controversial circumstances. Naz continued his impressive goal-scoring form of scoring in 4 consecutive games, but little did we know he had more in store. The floodgates started to open from then on with goals from Wan, Hus, Amsyar, Hyder & Naz again, with Amsyar, Redzuan, Hus, Bob & Sharif picking up assists along the way. We had other good shots on target too, but those were equally matched by SkyPark’s GK.
The highlight of the half & probably the match goes to that one rare SkyPark attack, which left Ashah at the mercy of their right winger. With calmness, panic & determination rolled into one, our custodian’s touch helped the shot onto the post before fortuitously & gleefully coming back out. The MoTM award was decided right there & then, notwithstanding the other events that were to follow.
6-0 at the break.
We freshened things up at halftime but the objective remained the same. And that led to even more free-flowing football at the opponents’ half, & four balloon shots towards (or rather, away from) their goal too. It was a tight contest but Sharif won the Balloondor Award. 7 more goals followed, with Bob’s solo, Asensio-like run the first of the lot. Naz then converted a penalty to complete his hat-trick, after Dinie had won it in his first appearance after travelling the galaxies to reach the match venue. Next, Hyder found Hus isolated on the right for the winger to do what he does best.
Haikal then scored his brace from inside the box after smartly/fortunately keeping himself just about on-side on both occasions, with Hus & Wan responsible for crosses from the right. He didn’t celebrate the goals though as his mind was already thinking about at least 14 changes he intends to make before the next FPL deadline. Inspired by Shaw’s earlier heroics, Izzat tried 3 shots at goal soon after coming on again, but only the final attempt resulted in a debatable, spinning assist to Sharif. The latter’s shot to the inner, back post was as ferocious as his celebration. Welcome to the working world bro! We wrapped up the proceedings with Amsyar’s routine worldie from distance. Ken’s throw started it, according to him.
SkyPark got a late consolation with virtually the last kick of the game. 13-1 it ended. Thank you SkyPark for the match & see you guys again soon in the final leg!
Submitted by TeamCuzz FC