Sunday, January 10, 2010

CFL 2 - Round 4

10 Jan 2010 @ Sengkang Secondary School

The pain of dropping two points to Galaticos last week was somewhat soothed by the manner in which Kamikaze staged their remarkable comeback. However, the warriors of Kamikaze were still out looking to rectify the errors of last week as they travelled to Sengkang Sec to take on new boys Saaeka FC.

However, things could not have gotten any worse as Saaeka took an unexpected lead, when their acclaimed left-winger pounced on a defensive slip-up and curled a shot which the keeper had no chance of saving.

Nonetheless, Kamikaze slowly managed to settle into the game and find their rhythm. And it was not too long before Thina got a good chance, but nervous finishing saw him miss the chance. He would soon make amends for it though, as Safar's floated free-kick found its way to Mohawk Vicky, whose backheeled pass in turn found its way to Thina who made no mistake this time to equalise for KKZ and send them into halftime at 1 a piece. The youngster Thina has been going from strength to strength and is tipped for great things in this history of KKZ. In reality though, the first half was not convincing enough for KKZ. A better performance was asked for during the half-time team talk.

And it could not have come in better style, as El Fazail beat two players before being tackled outside the penalty box. Victor King, decided to give the free-kick a try as he stepped up and curled a shot in which saw the keeper fumble and give Kamikaze FC the lead. Soon, the floodgates opened, as Dinzo picked up a loose ball that everyone gave up hope on, and swung in a cross that took a huge deflection and ended into the net. Fazail then played a short corner with Safar who ran unchallenged with the ball and blasted a shot into the roof of the net.

With the score at 4-1, KKZ stepped off the gas pedal and played the ball around. However, there was still time for Seelan Kong to get into the scoresheet, and he did so with style as he unleashed a shot from 30 yards out that beat the outstretched keeper's hands. And just when everyone thought the scoreline was to end at 5-1, Vinnie surprised everybody by grabbing the game's last goal after an excellent run.

It was a fitting result to cap Kamikaze's 15th match unbeaten streak dating back to Sept 27 2009. However, Kamikaze face their biggest threat next week when they face the Eastboyz. This editor has an habit of jinxing the team with statistics. But this one time he has thrown the gauntlet down to the boys of Kamikaze. Extend your unbeaten streak to 16 by grinding out a meek draw? Lose your unbeaten streak to the hungry Eastboyz? Or Go on top of the league by winning the game? You decide....


Squad: Akbar Kuszczak, Suresh Boyee, Jayraj Carragher, Thina Da Silva, Cristiano Barathi, El Fazail, Yasin Scholes, Lavanesh Valencia, Diego Haresh, Safar Torres, Havey Adebayor, Victor King, Dinzo, Seelan Kong, Arafath Keane, Brother POW, Vinnie Obertan, Mohawk Vicky

Final score: Saaeka 1 - Kamikaze FC 6
Goals: Thina Da Silva, Victor King, Dinzo, Safar Torres, Seelan Kong, Vinnie Obertan
MOM: Jayraj Carragher

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