This is supposed to be a winnable match for RS, at least the whole part of first half showed that.
RS kick off the match with 3-5-2 formation, after a trial on few matches, coach Mr.xXx decided this formation will be the mainstay for the coming season.
With Moca & Say Win is playing at the front, Chard pulling the string from midfield, RS create half of dozen of chances to put the game in bed.
As Chard send a accurate long pass to Moca who beat the offside line, he control the pass beautifully, with the goalkeeper slow to come off his line, Moca try to loop the goalkeeper but it went horribly wide. There goes the chance to open the scoring.
RS keep performing well in the 352 formation, this time the RWB Bk found space on the right, he send a low cross to far post where Moca is waiting, but his missed control resulted the the chance to shoot on sight is gone.
Third time lucky for Moca & RS, Loke with the ball driving at midfield, saw the gap & the run of Moca, this time with much better composure, Moca slotted the ball home. RS lead 1-0, even though should be 3-0 & game over.
Before the break, SB found space in the middle of the field, he found BK with the acre of space, BK send a teasing cross to the far post again, this time Moca with a better touch, set up on rushing Say Win to shoot on goal. The shot is low & hard left the keeper stranding but the ball just wide of the post. RS rues another chance of extending the lead, or the better put the game to bed.
RS started the 2nd half with a bit of confusing play, the players seems like lost the way.
Maritim take full advantage of the situation. First they earn a penalty after SB 's challenge in the box, scored to make it 1-1.
from the next counter attack, they score from outside the box. Coach Mr.xXx was furious with the attitude of their players as they didn't run back in time to help out the defence where the goal can be avoided. Maritim lead 2-1 after 1 goals down from the break.
RS keep making the simple mistake, making the wrong passes, weak in 5050 challenges, never track back.
Maritim third goal comes from Loke's mistake. He control a ball at the middle of the field, but get robbed & the attacker drive the ball from the midfield, Loke track back & able to retrieve the ball but didn't clear in time. The ball back to Maritim's attacker feet & he keep running onto the goals. The defender of RS is also only stood & watch without helping Loke. The attacker slotted the ball into the corner of Chui's goal.
SB the captain try to raise the spirit & rally his team. Allan won a freekick, SB take charge of the freekick, he sent the curling ball into the penalty area, Moca try to attack it but without sufficient power, this also put off the goalkeeper try to punch the ball only succeed in parry the ball back to Moca who pass the ball into empty net.
Games on, RS 2-3 Maritim. But is all in vain as the time left is not enough for RS to find an equaliser.
The final whistle put everyone of RS sink to their feet, this is huge disappointment on the whole performance of the team. After match, the whole team stay & openly discuss what can make the team better.
RS keep fighting.