SFC pass G&S All Stars test with flying colours
Sporting a sparkling new away kit, Singapore Football Club fought back from a goal down against a resilient German-Swiss All-Stars team, to continue their 100% win record.
Kicking off at 3 pm at Turf City, SFC should have found themselves 2 or 3 goals up, after just 10 minutes. Instead, having created a host of opportunities for themselves, the first goal of the afternoon was registered by the home side. The German & Swiss All Stars taking their first clear chance well, leaving Kelly Williams no chance. G&S All-Stars 1 SFC 0. 20 minutes played.
It was unclear whether the unfamiliar red and black uniform was behind the lack of incision for the Singapore Football Club players, but 1-0 to G&S All-Stars was how it remained as the two teams went in to the break.
The start of the second half, following some minor tweaks in formation, finally saw many of the SFC players come to life. Liam Shotton brushing defenders off with ease and testing the G&S backline frequently, as the pressure for G&S All-Stars started to build.
A well-executed training ground routine in the 55th minute, by Ross Macklin, finally saw SFC score as Tim Walter pounced for the equaliser. The newlywed’s muted celebrations, against his old teammates, a reflection of how much this game meant to him. G&S All-Stars 1 SFC 1.
Having drawn level, the shackles came off, and SFC began to swarm forward regularly. Matt McCole causing all sorts of problems for the home team down the flanks, whilst the combination of Collins Mbeutcha and Tim Walter started steadily to grind down the G&S midfield. The pressure continued to mount, and SFC’s second goal was courtesy of an own goal from the All-Stars. Akil Pompey’s excellent cross seemed to panic the G&S defender, as he knocked the ball in to the back of his own net, to make it 2-1 to SFC.
With their opponents’ heads appearing to drop, SFC then continued to attack at will. Scottish warhorse, Andrew Hutcheon scored the third with a trademark back post diving header, before Ross Plain decided to put things beyond doubt. Plain had looked dangerous all afternoon and took his chance well. Cutting in from the wing he proceeded to bury his shot low and hard past the despairing keeper.
A great second-half performance from Singapore Football Club. Final Score: G&S All-Stars 1 SFC 4.
After the game, all eyes (and legs) promptly turned to the bigger game of the afternoon for Singapore Football Club, down at Dempsey Field.
Man of the Match, for Singapore Football Club, goes to Akil Pompey for a Rolls-Royce smooth afternoon; remaining unperturbed throughout the 90minutes. Domina also gets a strong mention too.