11 Oct 2017
SHB Storm vs HIS Lions JV Boys Football Match Report

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The Lions player showing some spectacular skills under pressure Half-time team talk. Let's get all the mistakes out of our system Super dribbling by Game as he prepares to race away into space

SHB Storm v HIS Lions: Lions roar through the Storm in regular time but get blown back to their den in friendly; Sghett brace delight tonight

Wednesday 11 October: The Lions defeated the Storm 2-1 (half-time 2-0 to the Lions) in the competitive portion of the fixture but fell to a 2-0 defeat in the final third (the friendly portion) as the two schools continued their preparations for BISAC Football, which will be held on Sunday 5 November at the “Home of Student Football”, Canterbury Field, SHB School Bangkok.

The Storm fell behind after just two minutes when the Lions showed clever play with William sprinting towards a loose ball and then flicking it deftly into the near corner. A lacklustre first half saw both sides fight for possession in midfield and just a few occasions when the goalkeepers got threatened. Towards the end of the half the Lions saw an attractive chance where the ball was begging to be put away; the striker pressured the defender and stuck a foot in and directed the ball into the bottom right.

We still believed. This was especially true of our heroic goalkeeper Tee. He was there time and again to frustrate the Lions and there were three or four of his spectacular saves which gave a massive lift to our morale. The team refused to throw in the towel until day descended. Eventually we got the goal we were looking for! Sghett made a good turn and instantly swung his foot through the ball, belting it home with tremendous precision.

Here’s the friendly now. The kick-off saw Sghett saunter through the Lions defence and smash his effort into the roof of the goal (he smashed it so hard I’m surprised the ball didn’t need medical treatment). This was typical Storm at their best. As we started to be mentally relaxed our creativity emerged and we witnessed Leo and Sage test the opponents with a scintillating move or two, whereas Fynn was the Guy Chuabanlue of the JV Boys when he performed some skills reminiscent of the U13 striker who had scored the two crucial goals during our Primary FOBISIA Games triumph in June. As Fynn was doing those stunts for fun Pony was soon to follow in his footsteps; the tall striker stole a rare free ball inside the Lions’ area with a predatory stance and instantly netted with aplomb. This was his first goal as a footballer for the Storm – we know he’ll score more sometime soon.

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