The TL Times
Sep 3rd, 2007 10:37:00 pm - Subscribe
TLFC could have asked for a better start in their season opener against rivals Kawabanga FC. 2 goals in the second half by Kawabanga forwards seal TL fate after an exciting first half which ended 2-2.
TL got off to a great start early on in the game with midfielder Aizat scoring from outside the box. One might wonder whether the treatment he is getting from his chili sauce addiction during the season break has manage to transform him into the player he is now. Kawabanga equalise from an indirect freekick conceded in the penalty box. But TL striker Didil silenced the critics with a goal after that. Yet again Kawabange equalise from a freekick with goalkeeper Nazir caught napping in his post.
If the first half was exciting, wait till you hear about the second half. It was boring. The difference in the squad depth was in fact the only reason why Kawabanga managed to score 2 more goals. Tlfc had no substitutes but Kawabange had 8 Subs. The TL defence were constantly outrunned by the Kawabanga forwards who were constantly changing. The tired TL players were constantly pumping the ball up and hoping for the best. A few times they manage to play beautiful soccer but were let down by finishing.
The only good thing worth mentioning after the game is the performance of new signings Azhari and Faizal. They put in a decent game with Azhari connecting well with Aizat and Darryl throughout the game. Faizal was effective in his position as left mid simply because he came down to defend.
TLFC next game will be at Sembawang Sec this Sun at 9am. And many of their fans are hoping for nothing less than a win against cellar dwellers, Campaign FC. Till then TLFC OUH OUH OUH!!! -Fox In The Box