Week 9 Match Reports
Stags 5-0 Goodfellas
Stags started on top and quickly went 1 up. GFs hit the bar with a long range effort after a brief spell of the teams being fairly equal. But Stags went on to get 2 more before HT, and got 2 more in the second half. Fair play GFs, decent lads.
Ref: 4/5, no complains which made a nice change.
Goals: M Winter, B. Ortega, J Sullivan, A. Wong, S. Lang
We started badly and conceded some poor goals in the first half. Second half we got a bit more a grip on the game but ultimately stags had too much for us on the day. Ref was ok, female lino dont get me started! Well played stags
Cors 1-6 Wanchai Wolves
A good game for Wolves. The first half was relatively even with Wolves 1-0 up at the end. We ran away with it in the second with a further 5. Cors pulled one back from a penalty at 3-0.
Well played and good luck for the rest of the season Cors!
Scorers for Wolves: Adrian Tong, Martin Li x2, Stefan Schratz x2, Willie Lee
Goal Oli Miles
Better team won today. Tight first half with wolves taking the leading and us missing some good chances. We missed a couple of opportunities early in the second half before wolves capitalised and went 3-0 up.
We got one back through a penalty that probably shouldn’t have been awarded. Seemed like the ref was trying to even things up for the wolves third goal which looked like a foul on our gk. Wolves put the game to bed with 3 goals in the last twenty minutes as our heads went down.
Overall, not a particularly enjoyable game with too much shouting and screaming on both sides not managed particularly well by a referee who is usually decent. Wolves please send $200 for the ball that your striker booted away into hkfc.
Ref 2/5 not his best game
Soho 3-2 J-Leaguers
Soho slow to start again and J-Leaguers took two chances well to go 2-0 up. Sohos hit the post and missed a couple more.
We came into the game after half time and started to win the physical battle. Took our next 2 chances and then the 3rd will go down as an OG from their keeper who flapped at a ball in from a throw in.
A competitive game, looking forward to the return game against J-Leaguers.
Ref: Agree with J-Leaguers. Terrible decisions going both ways, changed his mind numerous times and was apologising to both teams, bizarre. Linesmen were better. 1/5
Goals: Will Waistell, Jiawei He, OG
J-Leaguers had a good half with 1-0 up. Scored the second in the beginning of the 2nd half but then Soho came up with fighting spirit and scored three at the end.
Good luck for the rest of the season, Soho.
Scorer: Daichi Okamoto, Yuya Araki
Ref: 0/5 Random whistles throughout the match. He cannot explain his rationale of judgements and often changes his decisions back and forth. Destroyed the competitive game.
Tropics 3 Krauts 2
We started the game strongly and went into the first water break 2 up before adding a third shortly afterwards.
Krauts got one back with their keeper scoring from a long free kick from krafts half which sailed over our keeper who clearly wasn’t expecting it and into the net.
Krauts got a second shortly after half time which made for a more nervy ended than we anticipated but we hung on for the win.
Well played Krauts
Ref: 3/5 - usual
Tropics Scorers: Colin Paisley, Ruben Duk x 2
Roller coaster in Aberdeen. Good and thrilling match.
Was a pleasure to play Trops. More tomorrow.
Stray Dogs 5:1 Scottish Eagles
Stray Dogs started well and secured 2 goals through great counter attacks. With a 3-0 lead with Leo’s flick after their defenders failed to clear the box inside their box .
Having the physical advantage, Scottish eagles bagged themselves 1 goal through a corner.
Stray Dogs continued with some excellent football and secured 2 more goals in the end.
Agreed on the ref score 0/5.
Scorers: Leo Mimasu x2, Dan Yee, Nathan Lui, Cesar Robles Lastra
Odd game where Eagles dominated possession for periods but made a succession of errors which SD deservedly punished us for.
Goal: George Fenwick
Refs 0/5. Didn’t change the result but shocking standard
Revo 4 Barbarians 4
Brilliantly competitive game. We started strongly and after a few missed efforts, Andy Saxton opened the scoring. Just before the drinks break, Barbarians striker scored from a balls over the top. The linesman flagged for offside but after discussion with ref - somehow VAR came into play and the goal was given. Simon Liu immediately scored to make it 2-1. Barbarians scored another before half time. 2-2 HT. The game became more open, especially as we tired, the Barbarians were getting stronger. We got a penalty in the second half - but it went wide and this seemed to recharge our opponent. Our keeper bravely came out (got injured in the process) with their striker coming through on goal but the ball rebounded kindly putting them 3-2 ahead. After a change of GK... The first and only time our second goalkeeper had anything to do was pick out the ball from the net after a 30 yard worldie that dip into the top corner. We looked dead and buried with limited options in the side - but credit to my Revo boys... They pushed til the end and Simon Liu got a second and soon after Nick Chew put away a rebound off their keeper from a freekick. And it ended 4all. Far too much stress for my birthday! Cheers for the game Barbarians - look forward to the rematch. Refs 4/5.... Corrected errors when needed.
Thank you Revolution for super exciting game!!!
Stanley Thijjsen (2), Nam Chi Fai, Gaspard Charreyre
With 80 years old linesman…
Pitch: i know its hard to get pitches but This is probably the smallest pitch + they only let us in 10 mins before the game.
Sam blue 5-3 San P
Hardi Uzarama 2, Linbu rishi kwan 3
Great game from both teams
Legal Head 6 Shooters 3 (2-2)
A game that was much closer than the scoreline suggests.
In ideal weather for footie, Shooters turned up with their usual big squad and we had good numbers also. For a change we were on it from the started and took the lead after 2 minutes with a through ball from our cf putting in his co striker which was repeated after 10 mins...within 2 minutes Shooters had one back, a good passing move breaking our line, which they repeated about 10 minutes later...both defences were too open, with the Shooters long diagonal passes into space causing us problems...they were on top at this time and had two corners, one of which was cleared off the line with our keeper making 2 fine reflex saves.
We changed the formation at half time and were more solid with Shooters also tightening up and shutting down our strikers. However a long ball from defence and a well -timed run from our cf beat the offside trap and he finished nicely, the lino correctly keeping his flag down for two of our guys who had been in offside positions but were not interfering in the play.
Unnoticed by most of our team, Shooters had changed their keeper at ht...he was their biggest guy and showed he was a danger at corners, scoring a header from close in...they also came close from a fk.
With the scores at 3.3 we brought El Toro from Argentina into cm who amazingly scored with his first touch, a curling shot into the corner...5 minutes or so later, he did the same, turning his marker on the edge of the box and lashing a fierce shot in off the post...he then fouled their guy about 3 inches outside our box, and was shortly after booked for another reckless challenge, so he was subbed off to loud applause from our group.
We were on top now and Shooters were lucky when a desperate clearance by their defender hit his own post...the clinching goal came from a strong run by our rm into the box, an unselfish pass giving our striker his hat trick.
An exciting game and a welcome win after some disappointing results...well done to the Shooters, coming back to make it a great contest, hopefully the rematch will be the same. Some hard challenges but played in good spirit, thought the officials did well, the ref not afraid to hand out yellow cards when deserved and talked to the players a bit which was a nice change. 4/5.
Scorers: 3x Areeb Nadeem, 2x Gonzalo Kraff , 1x Deon Brophy
Takayuki Ono, Hallelujah Konno, Tetsuo Oura
Great start by Legal Head who scored two goals in early minutes with finding space behind our defense line. Shooters fought back with scoring two goals within first half. Both sides continued scoring in second half, Legal Head scored one followed by equalizer by Shooters. Later in the second half, Legal Head showed great intensity with scoring 3 consecutive goals to close the game. Well played Legal Head.
3/5. Managed the match overall but some offside calls by linesman were bit off
OSM 4 - 4 Bants Raptors
OSM scorers: Shane Burdekin X2, Murphy Chan and Ben Thomson.
An end to end game with plenty of action. Both teams started well creating attacks at both ends of the pitch.
Deadlock was broken early on in the first half when OSM won a corner kick from an attacking spell. The corner kick missed several heads in the penalty area and was going out for a throw. George Flitton managed to keep the ball in play, with a nice one-two pass down the wing with teammate Shane Burdekin, Flitton managed to squeeze an in-swinging cross to the far post where it was met by Ben Thomson. Thomson had followed the ball impeccably, despite the number of towering defenders filling the penalty area. Thomson headed the ball over the line to make it 1-0 OSM.
Bants Raptors responded well to the goal, pushing their players high up the pitch and playing a long ball to their target man. The long ball worked and their striker ran through clean on goal and slotted the ball away smoothly to make it 1-1.
OSM won a freekick soon after on the wing where Murphy Chan was fouled. Shane Burdekin stepped up to take the freekick having already scored 2 free kicks this season. From roughly 30 yards out he finessed the ball around the wall with plenty of bend and placed it expertly in the top right corner. OSM 2-1.
Bants won a freekick in the middle of the park which allowed them to push more of their players up field as they were looking threatening from set pieces. This set piece worked as they played a deep ball into the penalty area and was headed in. 2-2.
Quick passing in Bants’ final third created space for our attackers to dribble on the ball to find chances. We made our way into their penalty area where Murphy Chan fired a square ball in the back of the net. OSM 3-2.
Bants created another attacking threat by getting around the back of our defence with some nice wing play. An excellent save by OSM Keeper, Adeel, managed to keep out a strong strike by Bants but the rebounded ball was scrappily chased down by OSM defensive and not dealt with properly. 3-3.
In the second half both teams continued with the same high attacking tempo as the first half. Neither side settling for a draw. OSM took yet another lead when quick one touch passing between Ben Thomson and Josh Carubia created space for Murphy Chan to set the ball perfectly for another Burdekin sweet strike from outside the box, this time from the outside of his boot he curled the ball into the bottom corner. OSM 4-3. Bants Raptors dug deep and managed to score yet another equaliser towards the end of the game making it 4-4!
An eight goal thriller with plenty of action. Well played Bants. Good luck for the rest of the season. Looking forward to playing again!
Ref 3/5. Good reffing for the most part but a few inconsistencies.
Scorers: Noah Samer x2, Tom Rogerson, Jens Reijersen
A very competitive game which saw us come back from a goal down four times. OSM took the lead after a header at the back post was saved by our keeper and then a bit of a scramble on the line and confusion about whether the ball had crossed. Goal given by the lino. We equalised when Karlo hit the post which was followed up by Noah. They scored from a very soft free kick which was nicely struck into the top corner from a wide angle. We were getting a bit of joy through Rogerson up front who managed to turn their centre back and slot in from the inside right. The OSM right winger won an individual battle and cut the ball back for a close range finish for their third before big Jens managed to nod in from a deep free kick to make it 3-3. Rollercoaster first half.
OSM started the second half well and scored a nice goal where their CM broke forward, played a one two with the striker and slotted home with the outside of his boot. After that I think we started playing a bit more football and got control of the ball for the first time in the game. Noah scored a great goal, cutting in from the right wing and finishing from outside the box. A couple of half chances towards the end and it could have gone either way.
A great game - looking forward to the next one. Thanks!
Refs: I'll be polite and say it was not an easy game to referee as it was competitive and physical. There were some poor decisions in the first half which directly led to us conceding goals but nothing too unusual for legal league. It was more worrying that the ref had to stop the game to explain the offside rule to the linesman in the first half and then again at half time.
Dong Feng 8-0 Waterloo Warriors
Scorers: LIU Shengduo x 4, LUO Wenbin x 2, XIU Hongquan, WANG Weizhi
Exaggerated scoreline as Warriors only had full 11 men team for half of the time.
Thanks for the game. Looking forward to the rematch.
HK Vikings 3 - 2 V United:
Ken Bek 2 Philip Heinze 1
Vikings started best with a very early goal. And 2-0 at halftime
V. United did a much better seocnd half than Vikings and made 2 goals. An almost last minute penalty for Vikings changed the match.
A messy match and frankly not so much fair play as normal for this league.
Ref 2/5. Decent first half but lost consistency and overview when game heated up.
Vikings 1 yellow. A red and a few more yellows for United.
Good luck for rest of the season to V. United.
With an unlucky goal within minutes from kick-off, V United was trailing by a goal. V United’s intensity boosted but remained luckless with hitting the post twice. HK Vikings were 2 goals ahead when a well-taken long range shot was converted. One of V United’s players had a severe injury with a fracture on the left hand finger as well as bruises all over the left arm and the forehead. Shockingly, the injury was not even given a clear foul, let alone a yellow card.
With yet another weekly frustration by the end of the first half, V United had one of its best performances of the season during the second half. Despite V United finding themselves unlucky in front of the goal, a goal from the collective team effort in an open play improved the morale of the team leading to another confident free-kick to equalise the game. The game’s intensity peaked when the second yellow was shown to one of V United players that won a 50/50 ball first. Just like the previous games where the final penalty was the decider, a smoothly taken penalty left V United’s substitute goalkeeper in disappointment.
Referee Rating: -∞
V United reflected whether the referee has an influence in all the previously played games and was convinced that V United may still have some unaddressed room for improvement to increase their luck and their chances of securing a league point. Now, V United strongly believes that the refereeing error is something that happens weekly with the same set of referees.
Considering the league has at least 4 sets of referees every matchday, V United can see a pattern that it is the same set of referees that creates a chaos with a lot of ignorant, shortsighted and laughable calls. To recall, it is the same bunch that claimed a direct free-kick goal as offside. Conclusively, if a number is to be given, even a -1000/5 won’t do justice to the referees’ rating.
MOHAMED MEERA SAHIB Mohamed Hasan
MUHAMMAD HAFEEZ Raza
MOHAMED IBRAHIM Mohideen Hasan Mubarak
BOCs 3 - 0 Newteam FC
Jon Wong 2, Kwan Lo 1
Strong performance from us today. Scored 1st goal in the first half and scored the last 2 late in the 2nd half. All goals were scored inside the penalty area after their defence failed to clear. The game was tighter than the score line suggested. There was an amazing 5 mins in the 1st half when both teams were literally taking turns in hitting the post and crossbar with balls struck with venom! Good luck Newteam for the rest of the season.
4/5 - no nonsense but it was an easy game to ref as both teams played game the right way
Legends League Over 35s
HKFC 7 BTDT 1
Enjoyable and well natured game. We got some early goals and managed to keep a strong BTDT at arms length.
A very even game for about the first three minutes of the first half and thirteen at the start of the second. A very fair match with the Club team too good tonight.
Spartans Masters 6 USRC 1911 1
Well done Spartans - played well tonight and next time we will turn show up and give you a game!
Fairly one sided game played in good nature. Many thanks for the game USRC always a great pitch to play on a Friday night.
HKFC 3 Kennedy Town 1
Hard fought 3-1 win against Kennedy Town. Fast paced and physical game.
Definitely a hard fought game but in the end we couldn’t come back from an early 3-0 deficit. Always a pleasure to play at the Football Club on a Friday night anyway.
DBFC Vets 1 Godfathers 0
A very even and hard-fought battle that only saw half chances for either side and looked like the only break through would be a defensive mistake and DBFC were lucky to get it and hang on for a 1~0 win. Well played Godfathers.