Goal feast for SIFL fans at Tao Dan stadium.
Saigon International Football League started with a bang by a 9-goal thriller between Young Businessmen Association and Fighting Cocks FC at Tao Dan stadium.
4pm, Fighting Cocks FC kicked off with 9 players due to some game specialists who were busy catching pokemons at Tao Dao Park. After 10 min, FCFC players arrived, releasing FCFC’s defence out of YBA’s penalty box seige.
Newbie YBA, starting with a fearsome attacking force with many recent transfers from champion SEA Collection, grabbed 2 early goal against an ill-prepared FCFC. FCFC soon rallied a goal back from a corner but YBA’s striker headed a third goal after some neat counter-attacking play. The score at half time is YBA 3 – 1 FCFC.
In the 2nd half, FCFC pressed high while YBA sat back and defended their lead. FCFC right winger reduced the deficit by a good strike from distant. YBA then restored their 2 goals lead when their man of the match broke the offside trap, rounded FC gk and walked the ball to the net. 4-2
As both teams chose to play their own tactics, FCFC scored another 3 goals in succession. It could be very different if YBA had scored from their series of chances from counter attacking play. Final score Young Businessmen Association 4-5 Fighting Cocks FC.