THE TEO and Sons Brunei Chinese League 2012 kicked off with a enthusiastic start as four matches were played simultaneously at different football fields around the nation's capital.
At the Berakas Sports Complex, former national captain Liew Chuan Fue's Al Idrus lost to the Offset Printing House (OPH) FC 0-3.
The first goal by OPH FC was scored by Lim Chiau Leong from a cross from the right from Lim's teammate in the 6th minute of the first half. There was not let up in the pressure piled by the OPH FC on the Al Idrus team defence which pinned down them in their half.
Despite stout defence Al Idrus could not contain the OPH FC onslaught as Md Hambeli Hj Said slammed the second goal for his team past the hapless Al Idrus keeper.
With the scoreline reading 2-0 in favour of OPH FC at the interval, the Al-Idrus tried to mount counter offensive by substituting fresh players but OPH FC's defence was as solid as a rock. Despite numerous forays, the Al-Idrus team failed to breach OPH defence.
Al Idrus's miseries were compounded by a self goal by defender Chin Yan Poh. He tried to head away the ball with a cross from the right side only to find the ball into the back of his own net in the 68th minute.
At 3-0, the Al Idrus team kept trying to push their offence strategy but OPH FC defence blocked every attempt to emerge victorious.
Other matches played yesterday were; Old Boyz against St. Andrew at Balapan Track and Field in Berakas with 2-1, Kiudang Mungkom played against KBC Unity FC at the Menglait Sports Complex's Field A with the final score of 7-2 and Castle United faced against Dynamo FC also at the Menglait Sports Complex in Field B with the score of 4-2. The champions are set to receive $2,000 plus medals while the runners-up will walk home with $1200 and medals.
Organised by the JCAD Enterprise together with Riziq Event Management Services, the league is supported by both the Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD).
The Brunei Times
Monday, September 17, 2012
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