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DJ Dashnyam spins the decks as SFC take all 3 points

Singapore Football Club consolidated their healthy start to the season with a convincing 4-1 display, against an agricultural Hotspurs side, on Saturday.

SFC are, reportedly, blessed with two DJs in their men’s squad. However, with the self-titled ‘DJ Titan’ unavailable for selection it was left to the more exotic DJ Dashnyam to provide the entertainment, at the Dempsey Dustbowl. The French-Mongolian maestro was at the heart of everything good for SFC.

“The A-Sash-ins” first goal came courtesy of Andrew Hutcheon. Dashnyam threaded a neat pass through to the Stonehaven Stallion, who found himself in plenty of space before rifling a fierce shot straight past the Hotspurs keeper. SFC 1-0.

Dashnyam continued to spin the decks; frequently gliding past numerous despairing Hotspurs’ lunges as SFC eventually extended their lead. This time the goal scoring responsibilities fell to Liam Shotton, who was happy to oblige and finished with clinical disdain. SFC 2-0; which is how it remained going in to the break.

The second half began in much the same way as the first had finished, with the SFC rarely troubled at the back. Akil Pompey returning to the team, slotted in to partner with Simon Lloyd and Jack Cullinane at the back. Meanwhile skipper Jahan Rezai and Collins Mbeutcha calmly marshaled the centre of midfield barely breaking sweat.

After a brief lull, SFC finally made it 3-0 in the 56th minute. Ross Plain, who had been working tirelessly down the left flank, found himself a few yards from the edge of the penalty area and sent his shot flying over the stranded keeper’s head. The scissorsmith’s favorite bagging himself an early contender for goal of the season.

The goal finally seemed to inject some verve in to Hotspurs, who began to find some rhythm. The home team’s hard work paying off as they pulled one back, with a very well executed finish, that left Ronnie Smollet little chance of repelling. 3-1.

It was too little too late, for Hotspurs to salvage anything though. The earlier, fresh leg, introductions of Aleks Duric, Matt McCole, Mike Hemmingway and Ross Macklin started to galvanize SFC ‘s resolve once again.

Jack Cullinane, taking inspiration from Dashnyam’s earlier slaloming runs, waltzed past three opponents before surprising all present with a back heel the through to Shotton. SFC’s man mountain again finished neatly, bringing his afternoon’s tally to two goals and the final score to 4-1.

In his post match interview, SFC’s coach Matt Hulen was quick to lavish praise on the performances of Shotton, Pompey and Mbeutcha. However the Man of the Match award finally went to the standout player on the pitch; DJ Dashnyam.


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