BEFC Lions had to come back from a shocking defeat with a number of regulars missing this game against K2.
With a limited number of subs, the team soaked up pressure before launching counter attacks.
With Baptiste playing well on the wing, he dribbled into the box and won a penalty – his second in consecutive games. This time, Charles took the pen and the Lions went into the lead.
The Lions generally played well, with Mark and Mamoru filling in at CB and LB respectively. Both players did well in these positions, with Mark unlucky to need to resort to a professional foul after a double tackle failed to cleanly dispossess the attacker. Mark was lucky to only receive a yellow, but demonstrated his unselfishness to take the risk of a red for the team.
Mamoru did well in left-back, saving the team from certain goals a number of times, as we lacked stability and discipline in midfield at times as the team was guilty of throwing too much into attack.
Even with waves of attack, the team failed to score a goal from open play, with the team’s second coming directly from Akito’s corner kick which whipped into the far post from the corner flag.
Unfortunately, the team was unable to see out the game with a win, as a quick K2 attacker capitalized on a defensive mistake and made a very good shot to get past our goalkeeper.
Nevertheless, because Mamoru made a number of last-minute tackles and was thoroughly reliable at his new position of left-back throughout the game, the BEFC Lions finished the game with a point in the bag. Mamoru Katakami is the undoubted Adecco MVP for this match.