ESPZEN Veterans League Season 10
2019-Oct-05 03:00 PM
Bukit Panjang Govt High School Field

Real Ale Madrid Football Club 3 vs 4 TGA Legends Football Club




What was probably one of the games of the season so far ended up in defeat for RAM. A poor start from the boys in orange led to conceding two early goals. Almost immediately, RAM pulled one back with some neat play. Just before HT we gave away a soft penalty and Boycey despatched it to leave the score 1-3. HT RAM 1 - 3 TGA Another bit of early pressure resulted in another goal for TGA. Good wing play allowed the unmarked TGA player to make it 4. RAM did not panic and slowly got back into the game. Gum and then Jim with a fabulous free kick got it back to 4-3. We continued to pepper the TGA goal from corners and crosses but were unable to find the target. Near the end Ed had a quality drive turned away by Oli and TGA held on. TGA took their chances and just about deserved the win. Well played. As ever a very tough, sporting game. FT RAM 3 - 4 TGA  MOTM to Jim for an assured performance in midfield and a cracking goal.

Our games against Real Ale have always been great contests and today was no different. We started with great zest, moved the ball well and managed to dictate the play. Our early pressure paid off and a it was soon 1-0. A lovely cross field ball from Addy was chested down by Boycey who calmly found the reverse corner, placing the ball beyond the keepers reach. Soon after 1-0 became 2-0 when the ever hardworking Beech muscled his way into space down the left and his cross was acutely struck by Neil. This caught the keeper off guard and rendered him powerless to prevent the ball finding the net. Some smart play and a very cool finish from Real Ale saw the deficit reduced before the water break but it was TGA that went in 3-1 up at HT. Sascha ghosted in from the left by the time the RB realised he was there the opportunity to make a clean tackle was gone leaving the unfortunate defender to clip his heels in a desperate attempt to play the ball. The penalty was tucked away by Boycey but by his own admission ‘it was a bit closer to the keeper than I’d have liked!’ The second half started as the first had finished and a great cross from Neil found Sascha unmarked at the far post who eerily scored the exact same goal in the exact same spot for the third time in 2 games on this pitch. 4-1 and coasting you might think but alas that wasn’t the case. Real Ale immediately hit back to make it 4-2 from a corner and shortly after it was 4-3 as a bludgeoning free kick was rifled in from 20 yards out. It was a strike of real quality but our non existent wall can definitely claim an assist! Thereafter both teams had chances but Real Ale looked the more likely to score and it would have ended 4-4 but for an outstanding save by Oli at the death. Paul at LB was a constant threat with the ball from deep and his marauding runs so he gets our MOM. As for the game, on balance of play in the final 15 minutes we were lucky to take all 3 points but given this has been our bogey team in recent times we’re grateful to have got it over the line. Thanks again to the Real Ale lads for a cracking battle and good luck for the season.


Real Ale Madrid Football Club 's Man of The Match
Name Alan James Sarka
Position Playmaker Center
Real Ale Madrid Football Club 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded



Real Ale Madrid Football Club 's Scorers
Scorer: David Moffatt
Position: Striker
Time of Goal: 30
Assisted by: Edward Freer
Scorer: Gum Ja Du
Position: Goalkeeper
Time of Goal: 55
Assisted by: No Assist
Scorer: Alan James Sarka
Position: Playmaker Center
Time of Goal: 65
Assisted by: No Assist
TGA Legends Football Club 's Man of The Match
Name Paul Gudge
Position Full-back
TGA Legends Football Club 's Red Card

No Red Card Awarded



TGA Legends Football Club 's Goal Scorers
Scorer: Tim Boyce
Position: Striker
Time of Goal: 20 mins
Assisted By: No Assist
Scorer: Neil Forrest
Position: Midfield - Centre
Time of Goal: 35 mins
Assisted By: No Assist
Scorer: Tim Boyce
Position: Striker
Time of Goal: 55 mins
Assisted By: No Assist
Scorer: Sascha van der Zijden
Position: Midfield - Left
Time of Goal: 70 mins
Assisted By: No Assist





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