EFL Qualifying Division
Vipers AS. 3 - 5 Club De Futbol Bishane Pak.
Scorer(s): Pek Jia Hao (6’)
Alvin Goh (9’)
Following last weekend’s 2-1 win over Newtons, Vipers Académie Sociale came crashing back down to reality as they lost 5-3 to Club De Futbol Bishane Pak despite twice leading during the EFL div 2 fixture.
Nur put his Saturday horror showing behind
him to get on the scoresheet against Bishane
EFL: Hibs 2-1 Vipers
EFL still a priority this season
The team started with a classic 4-4-2, with Jie En in goal, Nur, Fadzli, Parry and Mick in defense. Tuan and Mohamad in midfield, flanked by Guo En and Jia Hao. Nicholas and Alvin Goh led the line up front.
CDF took the lead in only the second minute. A throw in near the byline was not dealt with by the Vipers AS defense and the Bishane Pak striker needed no second invitation to volley a fierce shot into the roof of the net. Vipers AS however fought back in the 6th minute, when a defense splitting pass from Tuan saw Jia Hao getting away from his marker and slotting the ball nicely into the bottom corner of the net. Vipers AS then took the lead when Guo En went past two Bishane Pak players and laid the ball for Alvin to slam beyond the keeper.
AS was again slow in getting out of second gear and allowed Bishane Pak to get an early goal just a minute into the second half. CDF Bishane Pak was then unlucky not to take the lead after a long shot rocked the cross bar with Jie En off his line, and again when their striker rounded Jie En only to side foot his attempt against the foot of the left post. By this time, Vipers AS were riding their luck a bit.
In the 70th min, a mix up in communication in the Bishane Pak defense allowed Nur to steal in and flick the loose ball with his outer foot into the net. CDF Bishane Pak then rallied and scored three goals in a frantic 20 minute period, which included a beautifully taken free kick from the edge of the penalty box. With another defeat on the cards, it was back to the drawing board for Vipers AS.
Richard angered by manner of defeat
Vipers AS manager Richard was unhappy at the way his charges threw away the lead after putting up a good fight to come back from an early goal.
He said, “The guys showed character when we bounced back from going down to an early goal, as well as another early goal in the second half. If we had stayed focused and compact, slowing down the game when we were leading, we would have gotten a better result. We didn’t have enough of that.”
“I’m angry because it was a good chance for us to get a good run going – a win, a draw, whatever it took. We cannot let these type of opportunities pass us by. That’s my frustration, and it’s killing me. Disappointment is an understatement,” he finished.
Vipers AS man-of-the-match: Mick Ho – the youngster performed valiantly in defense despite being out muscled by opponents twice his size.
Line-up: Chua Jie En (gk), Nur Afif, Mohd Fadzli, Parry Lim, Mick Ho, Lau Hung Tuan, Mohamad Sarif, Teo Guo En, Pek Jia Hao, Nicholas Lee, Alvin Goh.
Substitutions: Lee Chang Yao (for Nur Afif), Kevin Chow (for Pek Jia Hao), Richard Lee (for Parry Lim).