Botaks 4-3 Singapore Poly team: Alex seals fightback
Alex's hat-trick proved decisive as Botaks came from behind to claim a 4-3 victory over Singapore Poly team in a friendly at Marsiling.
The Botak winger struck in the second half with two powerful strikes and a tap in created by the ever tenacious Du. It proved an eventful debut partnership for Nich and HB at centre defence, with nich in impressive form.
SP team stunned Mian-rinho's side by taking an unexpected lead after just four minutes when midfielder X pounced on a loose ball inside the area and beat Uncle Jason. Renji equalized but Botaks found themselves 3-1 down at the half.
But the Botaks were no push overs and returned in the second half determined to turn things around. However despite dominating possession, Botaks could not capitalise on several scoring opportunities against the SP team.
Jian's dive inside the area earned the botaks a controversial penalty kick in the opening 5minutes of the second half. However the ever impressive Mian-rinhno ballooned the ball and sent it to row Z.
Sim then smashed the crossbar twice and renji hit the post. Sim then hit one back when Du found space and slotted the ball to the feet of Sim with the goal at his mercy. Botaks waited until the 75th minute to fashion an equaliser. Defender Dillon found Sim and the midfielder managed to sneak a ferocious shot past goalkeeper Y to level the encounter before Sim smashed in a late winner.
Boss Mian-rinho was satisfied with his side's display as. I'm pleased,'' Mian-rinho said. 'It was a very good game by our team. There was good passing by our team, good defense, and a good overall game. 'It proved an eventful debut for Uncle Jason, Din, Marcus, Eugene and Cousin who were activated just an hour before the kickoff. '
Mian-rhino believes that he's found the perfect replacement for Congz who was recently sold to NUZ Floorball for an undisclosed fee. 'Uncle Jason is young, fast and agile, and saved a penalty which was shot with lightning speed'
'We played a good game,'' Uncle Jason said. 'It felt great to contribute to the team in this first game.'
SP team coach coach nicknamed the LongCurlyHair, who was spotted in Ray-Ban shades and wearing a greenish-brown NY cap, was glad to see his side compete with their illustrious opponents. 'Overall I was pleased with the way we played tonight,'' Longcurlyhair said. 'Botaks played better in the second half though and that was the difference.'
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