After having only 10 players available on Thursday due to half term, holidays and training, Casuals rocked up with 12 lads + Janesy ready, wags blamed CTE but on Sunday he realised it was just a hangover that stopped him playing. Casuals took it to SCC in the first few minutes and were rewarded with a well finished goal from Joe, he would have more chances before the half was done, scoring one. SCC came back in it when 2 casuals players tackled each other on the half way leaving a simple run and finish in the box, this was followed up by a decent free kick although as the fans screamed “deserved....deserved” it wasnt as it was evenly played and with that casuals equalised....deserved. Coach Andrew' took the lead for half time chat which pleased most as frazer had only just finished his pre match chat. Main point from Coach Andy was the warning that SCC would come at us in the first 10 minutes. It was largely ignored as Shotton ran down our left side and smashed a low shot in the corner. Thanks frazer. The fight from Casuals was not gone though, inspiration coming from the two penalty misses with one of those clearly not a peno - the first pen was skied so high and wide that we actually never found it...apparently last seen at NTU on Sunday. The second pen was brilliantly saved but then sanders got smashed by his own player trying to clear the rebound - resulting corner saw casuals defender terribly and SCC scored. The fight hadn’t left theCasuals and we started to play some football on the ground.https://www.bfasingapore.com/ got a goal nodding in with his beak in from close range after a 10 pass move. https://www.bfasingapore.com/ then sliced a roundhouse volley which everyone thought was over but expertly dipped under the bar - skills that can only be taught at https://www.bfasingapore.com/. Joe scored a classy goal to make it 5-4 from the tightest of angles after some good work down the left from assist king josh. With 10 minutes remaining Casuals should have seen it out but SCC hit back when a corner wasn't properly cleared and the ball went through three Casuals lads. Disappointing as it felt like 3 points dropped when full time arrived. Great game for the neutral, had everything you would want unless you’re Alan Hansen. MOM - Joe MOM SCC - Skipper
SCC and Casuals shared the spoils in a 10-goal ding dong encounter during which no more than a single goal separated the teams. Casuals started brightly and created a few good chances in the early exchanges, one of which was well finished to make it 1 - 0 to Casuals. SCC entered a period of control of the game and Hutcho equalized after some superb work down the left by Jahan who’s speed and guile took 3 Casuals’ defenders out of the game. 1 - 1. The much fouled Ben King won a free kick on the edge of the box which was duly despatched into the back of the net by Liam for a deserved 2 - 1 SCC lead. SCC took their foot off the gas just a touch and Casuals upped their effort. Some poor decisons in the SCC midfield and defence presented the Casuals with some space and their striker sailed through for another one-on-one opportunity which he finished neatly to make it 2 - 2 late in the first half. Seeking to assert themselves, SCC started the second half brightly and Liam Shotton made the score 3 - 2 with a rocket unleashed from his right foot at a tight angle. The sheer pace of the shot gave the Casuals’ keeper little chance. Liam Shotton was taken out inside the box to win SCC a penalty to make it 4-2. The penalty was missed and it stayed 3-2 to SCC. Casuals bounced back with a goal for themselves to tie the score at 3-3. Hutcheon notched his second for SCC to make it 4-3 to the SCC. Liam Shotton then won a second penalty and presented SCC with a chance to make it 5-3. A good save from the keeper made it two unconverted penalties; 4 - 3 it stayed. The Casuals made the most of the situation and scored 2 unanswered goals to lead 5-4 with around 10 minutes to go. SCC stepped up the intensity and had a few decent chances in the final exchanges of the game. Anthony Garreau leveled the score with around 5 minutes left with a Captain’s goal fueled by pure determination not to lose this game. This was not a display of high quality football by either team but I am sure the bumper crowd enjoyed the excitement. Credit and thanks to Casuals for a competitive game. SCC Man of the match : Anthony Garreau Casuals Man of the match : Joe Cadden, who finished 3 goals quite clinically. Credit also to the young goalkeeper who saved a pen and made a couple of good stops from open play. We believe he may have broken his hand during the match. If so, we wish him a speedy recovery. SCC TOTD : The 12 first team squad players who were not available for this match. This has been the story of our season so far. We need our players to make a bigger effort to play every week and to train every week if we are to improve our performances and mount a challenge for the title.