Today RS facing the newly promoted side AMD. Weird things happened to RS where during the warm up, Rooy who top the scoring chart fired a ball out of bound where he need to leave the starting line-up to collect back the RM500 worth of match ball.
RS started the game with their usual formation, SB the skipper drop back to CB to partner Patrick jnr, Adrian missed out the game due to hip injury as he kena sapu when enjoy a kickabout with under-21 team, Edmundo is also flew back to Brazil for family BBQ gathering, Keong a.k.a Kam is MIA.
AMD, team consist of many young players, while they lacked of experience they make it up with their speeds.
RS showing the same weakness again when facing a slightly weaker team, tends to attack whenever receive the ball, while they outrun by the youngster of AMD, also putting pressure to the backline.
AMD score from the benefit of wanting the ball more, after AMD stole the ball from the midfield, SB stepped in to challenge their striker, the ball bounce to behind & Patrick jnr challenge the bounce ball again but luck is with AMD where the ball fells behind & their young striker strike the ball pass Chui, RS conceded early.
RS coach Mr.xXx make a tactical change to the team, changing the midfield to diamond formation, move Patrick jnr up top to partner Rooy. The change bring much needed energy to the team. Within minutes, Patrick jnr found some space on the right, he drive into edge of the box & pass to Rooy in the middle, who control the ball & drift past the keeper & passed into the empty net. RS equalized.
But again lacked of concentration cost RS dearly. Linesman giving a throw in to AMD, while KC still arguing, AMD took a quick throw & send their speedy striker on his way, he speed into penalty area, slams the ball into the roof of the net from the tight angle. RS trailed again.
During half time, RS coach take out the tactical board, make personnel changes & keep the diamond formation. The partnership of Rooy & Patrick jnr flourish again, Patrick jnr keep finding space down the right handside, he enjoy plenty of possession with plenty of space to run into, again he find Rooy at the middle who this time around didn't attempt to dribble past the keeper, instead took an early shot into the bottom corner. RS back on level term.
While trying to get in front for the first time in the game, RS conceded again. Uncle Paul who is playing RB got draw out of position, lost the ball in the 5050 challenge, the ball fell to AMD speedy striker again, he drive at the RS defensive line, when SB try to cover the space he took an early shot that caught AD, AMD leads 3--2 again.
RS regroup & attack again, SB found Rooy on the left wing where Rooy dribble into the box & try to take a shot, luck is with RS this time around as the scuffed shot somehow rolls to the far post where Kelvin arrived, he control the ball & passed it into the net. RS back on level term for the third time of the match.
RS continue to press & attack the tired looking AMD. Again SB found Rooy on the left again high up the field, with plenty of space for Rooy to attack, he dribble to the penalty area, look up, ignore a shout from SB who is running into the space desperately to get a tap in, strike the ball into the bottom left corner. RS finally leads the match 4-3.
RS had another scare at the end of the game, Heng pull the AMD striker back when he dribbled past him. Luckily the ref is giving the freekick outside of the box where the challenge is made, AMD send the freekick over the wall & over the goal post as well.
RS win again for the second match. During post match interview, coach Mr.xXx commented Patrick jnr is getting used to striking nous but forgetting his defensive sense, sensing a change is coming.