SFC overcome Vikings to win cup!
SFC won their first trophy of the season, winning 2-1 against a belligerent Vikings.
Having gone a man down after 5 minutes, SFC still took the lead after a textbook Liam Shotton thunderbolt. SFC 1-0.
Shortly afterwards, Vikings equalised with a contentious goal, that the referee decided had crossed the goal line. Despite being down to ten men SFC continued to threaten, through wide man Ross Plain, and SFC striker Andrew Hutcheon.
Meanwhile at the back Simon Lloyd, Jahan Rezai and Collins Mbeutcha marshelled the backline impeccably. The few shots that Vikings managed to release, were comfortably saved by the “Kentucky Kid”, Kelly Williams, in between the SFC sticks.
The scoreline at the break read 1-1.
The team talk, during the half time oranges, from Club Captain Andrew Hutcheon and Coach Ross Macklin, was to maintain composure and retain the ball.
Filled with a renewed vigour, and a “never day die” attitude, SFC re started the match knowing nothing, but a win would do.
The second half was speckled with yellow cards and an errant drone, but despite this SFC marched on. Resident Italian, Jahan Rezai, made a number of vital inceptions, whilst English enforcer, John Norfolk, injected his own brand of “shoulder to shoulder™️” style. In the midfield the outstanding industry of Robert Eziakor and Mike Hemmingway, combined with the hard working Rob Benson, continued to blunt any Vikings surges.
The game was finally decided by a Liam Shotton wonder strike, following a moment of brilliance by Ross Macklin. The American Ace slotted an inch perfect pass through the middle of the park, in the 87th minute. Once the ball found the feet of Shotton there was only ever going to be one outcome.
Final score 2-1.
Singapore Football Club’s hallmark ”refusal to give up” attitude, was enough to see them over the line, in a fiercely contested final. The match marked SFC’s first trophy win of the season. Congratulations to all involved at SFC.