ESPZEN Midweek Football League Season 23
2018-Dec-06 09:00 PM
The Cage Sports Park Pitch 3

Singapore Vikings Football Club 1 vs 3 Purple Monkeys Midweek Football Club




p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; min-height: 14.0px} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'}   Another great game in the div 1 midweek league took place on pitch 3 by the Cages Thursday night. Vikings took on Purple Monkeys with an amputated yet potent selection of 13 ready Viking players.  Struggling with PM in the first match, Vikings started in a 4-5-1: Nicolaj, Birch-CJ-MVD-Rahbek, Erik-Raven-Johan-Jules-Sleimann, Mele. Having a lot of guys behind the ball would prove to be important against a very strong PM side. Mutliple saves from Nicolaj could not keep PM from taking the lead somewhere in mid first half. Vikings managed to come back stilll with Jules/Mele doing magic (and often times quite on their own) up on top. Mele put one in for 1-1 and that put the break on PM together with sacrificial defensive attitudes from all Viking players.  In the long run, it couldn't stop a PM side having both bench and depth in their squad. PM put a few ones in during second half, some pretty good goals as Nicolaj took the rest. He also took MOM for the Vikings.  Wishing PM all the best in the rest of the tournament. /Coach

A strong PMFC team lined up for our second match of season 23 against the Vikings (Who we already played in the first match - ESPZEN really need a new fixtures scheduling procedure).   After our first encounter where we squandered a 2 goal lead only to draw and following their dismantling of 1TM last week, we knew we were in for a hard match.  What transpired in the next 80min was one of our best performances in a while with the whole team putting in a stellar performance.  After a fairly even start to the match, we began dominating possession with Cpt Harry, Joe Glass, Burks and new signing Mark McPirlo Moan causing all sorts of problems in midfield.   Our first goal of the night came when apparently Marko played a nice pass for Xander who slotted home from an angle.  Apparently as yours truly was too busy discussing tactics on the side to actually watch the match.  Coincidentally the Vikings equalizer was also missed for the same reason but according to Graham the less said the better (Who besides the little error had a great match between the sticks).    At HT we felt confident considering we squandered quite a few clear cut chances with Marko and Xander causing all sorts of headaches for the Vikings backline.  And even though the Vikings attack was quite tricky, with most of their threats coming from long balls our backline of Thorley, Felipe, Mike and Charles did an excellent job of containing and limiting their chances.    Our second goal came following a quick counter and a masterclass in first touch football.  After winning possession in midfield, the ball fell to Marko who chipped/looped the ball over the Nordic fullback to Ivan who then played an exquisite first time pass providing Xander with his second on the night following a one-on-one with their keeper.  You’d think a one-on-one with the keeper would be easy, however the Vikings number 1 put in an excellent performance and was the sole reason the score on the night wasn’t higher in favour of PMFC.  Our third came after Moan, in his first outing for PMFC after an absence of about 4 years, played a beautiful through ball for Otis who smashed home and sealed the 3 points.       MOM goes to Xander for being the main threat and for taking the piss out of Cpt Harry from the sidelines.       Best of luck to Vikings, always a joy to play them!  As Thorley expertly put it, proper Banterball football.  None of that cosmo tikataka s***  


Singapore Vikings Football Club 's Man of The Match
Name Nicolaj Lynge
Position Goalkeeper
Singapore Vikings Football Club 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded



Singapore Vikings Football Club 's Scorers
Scorer: Ales Melechovsky
Position: Striker
Time of Goal: 30
Assisted by: No Assist
Purple Monkeys Midweek Football Club 's Man of The Match
Name Xander Hoskinson
Position Playmaker Center
Purple Monkeys Midweek Football Club 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded



Purple Monkeys Midweek Football Club 's Goal Scorers
Scorer: Xander Hoskinson
Position: Playmaker Center
Time of Goal: 10 mins
Assisted By: Marko Popovic
Scorer: Xander Hoskinson
Position: Playmaker Center
Time of Goal: 55 mins
Assisted By: Ivan Avramovic
Scorer: Otis Carlton
Position: Attacking midfield
Time of Goal: 70 mins
Assisted By: Mark Moan





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