FIRST HALF SHORT SCRIBE
Unfortunate to have conceded an early goal to the Jordanians, but except for some usual scary moments, the boys hold themselves well against their hosts in front of a hostile crowds.
The already depleted Lions suffered another early blow when skipper Noh Rahman was replaced by Rosman Sulaiman due to an injury.
SECOND HALF SHORT SCRIBE
We started well in the second half while replacement skipper Noh Alam Shah levelled the scores almost immediately after the game resumed, but the joy was short-lived when the hosts took back the lead and evetually the winner in the 58th minute via a header off a corner.
Fair to say we were on the disadvantage prior to the lead up to this showdown, with several key players ruled out due to various reasons?
Not forget to mention to the alleged less-than-ideal hospitality by the hosts that might have hinder the preparation of the boys.
I'm not finding any excuse but just trying to sort out my thoughts if things would be better even if things were adequately prepared?