Match Report: Soccer Girls HCI vs TJC

The Hwa Chong Soccer girls celebrated their first win yesterday, 15 April 2009, after sealing a 2-0 victory over TJC.

One goal in each half proved to be the difference between the two teams at the end of 70 minutes. After dominating the match for much of the first half, HCI finally took the lead when striker #2 Mao Yezhen was rewarded for her efforts when she accelerated to meet vice-captain #13 Sarah Ng’s cross ahead of the opponents’ goalkeeper and finished off with a close-range strike.

The HC girls came out after half-time with the same spirit and again dominated the match, despite rampant cheering from travelling TJC supporters. Team HC threatened to get the second goal with every attack and was eventually awarded a free-kick near the left corner flag after a handball by a TJC player. Captain #9 Lynette Seow scored from the resultant free kick, thus securing the crucial second goal for the team.

Overall, Team HC played well and we will build on this result for subsequent matches. The team will be playing a critical match against MJC next Wednesday, 22nd April 2009. The match will be held at MJC at 1500 hrs. All supporters are welcomed.