Maoists FC 4 Vipers AS 6
Khairul 44, 46, Izzuan 72, 80
Maoists FC started their season with a defeat to the hands of Vipers AS in a thrilling game which saw 10 goals in the "primary school" size pitch at Kent Ridge Secondary.
Maoists FC had only 13 players on the day and did not have the best of starts. Centre back Sho unfortunately headed the ball back into the own goal within just 5 minutes into the game and Vipers AS doubled the lead 15 minutes later. As usual, Maoists FC always made it hard for themselves and had to do the catch-up. Khairul managed to claw a goal back after tapping into the goal from a Syazwan's freekick just before half time.
The second period was a goal-feast affair. Goal-scorer Khairul equalized with a powerful finish just outside the area. While Vipers AS took the lead again, striker Izzuan capitalised on the defender's mistakes and pounced on the equalizer. Izzuan went on to double his tally and gave Maoists FC the lead, the first time during the game.
Unfortunately, as the game went on, the lack of subs on the bench caused the Maoists players to tire down especially in the last 10 minutes. This period saw Vipers scoring 3 goals in the process and handed Maoists FC the first defeat of the season. Vipers midfielder Terence, who also played in Vipers Firsts in the Premier Division, scored a magnificient hat-trick including a brilliant freekick which got Vipers AS into the game.
Maoists FC will look forward to the next game against Brisbane Pak this coming Saturday at Kallang Practice Track.
Maoists FC Man of the Match: Khairul. He was the playmaker of Maoists FC and was instrumental throughout the game. Opened his account with 2 goals in the bag.
3. ZhenWei Yee
21. Sho Ong
7. YanZhi Ong (C)
13. Chris Lee
16. Jonathan Goh
18. Louis Loo
2. Jerome Wee
22. Lee Syafiq