Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Honestly... not a perfect win for the Lions...

The Singapore team bench before the kick-off
I did something I seldom do during a football match - switch side ... in order to get some shots from stocking my archive.

We were told to confine ourselves to a small white perimeter box located at the far corner of the field that to our dismay with much of action taken place on the opposite flank.

So not surprisingly, it from that flank saw Hariss Harun floated the cross that was to be finished off by Aleksandar Duric from close range which the Taiwanese claimed the veteran marksman was offside in 17th minute.

Duric's opener in the 17th minute was claimed offside by the Taiwanese.
Soon after the match restarted in the second half, the Lions failed to build up from where they left behind and were uncharacteristically allowed the Taiwanese to equalize in the early period of the second half through Lo Chih An.

But Duric responded well in the 54th minute when he muscled pass the porous Taiwanese defence before planted in his second of the night, however, the hosts' joy were short-lived when Chinese Taipei again shocked the crowds at Jalan Besar with Hiang Shih Lu's goal to level the scores in the 62nd minute.

Shahdan Sulaiman wasted a chance as the Taiwanese 'keeper beats him to the ball
Still determine not willing to see a draw result to blemish its preparation leading up to the crucial World Cup qualifier this coming Saturday against Malaysia, SAFFC striker Fazrul Nawaz finished off from close range in the 82nd minute to give Singapore the victory.

Honestly speaking, it was not one of the best performance considered how the goals were conceded (from where I positioned) and the lack of the clinical finishing is something do need to take note of...


1 comment:

  1. Some interesting feedback gathered from sources...

    ‎"base on yesterday's defense lapse, wonder if the lions would stand any chance against the japan women's team.." - one feedback gathered from FB

    "Skipper Shahrul Ishak is the sole survivor from the last match against Chinese Taipei back in 2003 when the Singapore played them in two-legged Pre-Olympic qualifier." as a friend SMSed me this trivia info


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