Bayan Lepas - Saturn coach Mr X said after the match that the Saturn deserved victory, only for a counter attack from KBBS to level the score.
Earlier of the week Real Saturn sent their chief scout Nippy Kourikuva to UTP to watch 2 interns, sources from kapsiao.com said. Nippy was impressed and extended an invitation for the 2 interns Hanz and Zharif on trial.
Saturn lead 1-0 in the 20th minutes by the giant TK. After an apparent quick pep-talk by Adrian, TK was allowed to advance to support a corner kick. Chardy received a short pass from the right corner and attempted a lobbing ball, it was blocked, and he flicked the ball to the advancing TK. TK relished a weakened shot but the KBBS' keeper made a mistake and failed to handle the ball, letting it slipped thru between the legs. TK will certainly claimed the credit and RS lead 1-0.
New comer Hanz and Zharif controlled the left side of the attacking play and with the support from SB and Chard frequently causing troubles to KBSS. With Chan injured and Edwin MIA, the shy Hanz playing left back and always tracked back to thwart KBSS' attack.
Zharif pressed KBBS midfield into making mistake and exchanged passes with Chardy the midfield general of RS. Chard controlled the ball down to the left flank and beat 2 KBBS defenders. Chard crossed, Zharif missed the chance to score on debut, but was picked up by Nip Pullisic with a simple tap-in. RS scored the 2nd goal and leading 2-0.
While RS was still celebrating, KBBS took a quick restart and sent an audacious shot from center midfield. RS keeper Ruben was caught out of position. KBBS pulled a goal back instantly 2-1. Moments later Chard emulated a cheeky long short but the shot was widely off target.
Into the 2nd half, RS played the speedy Mocha Hooi on right wing and had CS attacking from left wing. The promising duo caused troubles to KBBS. Hooi had 2 chances but his touches let him down and was unable to score. Chardy orchestrated a long and accurate diagonal pass to Hooi but the lack of concentration from Hooi missed the connection.
Kapsiao tabloid earlier of the week reported that Nip was caught vaping before the game. Nip determined to proof everyone wrong. Nip being inspired by his idol blue ChristianP, Nip Pulliisic super charged with power in harassing KBBS's defence, chasing down like a mad lion. Vaping? What vaping? "Lim pek run 10km marathon also can", Nip said later and showing off his stamina.
Siang, returned from injury had a clear header at 77th minutes after a good work by Hooi and CS, but Siang chiu cheng missed the clear chance heading into thin air instead.
Dominating the midfield tackles, Andrew the RS midfield destroyer setup the tempo. Partnering David, RS seemed to have the complete control from midfield and dictating the RS attacks.
A counter attack by KBBS penetrated thru RS midfield. Ruben advanced and dived but the slippery KBBS attacker danced passed Ruben and scored despite the efforts by Adrian to block the shot. KBBS level 2-2.
The youngster Hanz raced thru a break found himself beating the KBBS defence, but his touch was too heavy the KBBS keeper manage to tackle and as Hanz could not find the space to score.
Moments later Hanz suffered muscle clamps and was substituted by the experienced BK. Lau switched to RWB and surprisingly played well in stopping several attacks from KBBS. Coach Mr X in an interview later told FoxxSuper Channel123 that he is looking forward to re-train Lau into RWB.
Into injury time the advancing KBBS winger caught TK's knee in an heavy challenge. Physio would have to carry TK out since he was not capable to continue. The angry Mr X told kapsiao.com that TK was limping afterwards and the injury was still unknown and could be out for next game. Mr X stated RS will file a formal complain to FIFA on the failure from referee Mr Kayu unable to stop the game after the heavy challenge.
RS fans started to notice Hanz's style of play and begin to call Hanz the Aaron Wan Bissaka of RS. AWB Hanz he has the new nickname written in Saturn FanZone website.
The coaching team from RS is optimistic to retrain Lau into RWB, and plan to get Zharif into the inverted forward role in coming games.
After the first trial, RS signed the 2 interns Zharif and Hanz on loan for 8 months immediately.