For the final game of the debut season for BEFC Lions, they faced Oakwood Clash for the third time this season.
BEFC Lions had knocked Clash out of the Plate, drawn in the first league game, and a draw here would have ensured that BEFC Lions finished 6th in Division 3.
This match saw some attritional football, with both sides not really producing any quality in midfield or attack.
However, a defensive lapse for the Lions resulted in a goal for Clash in the first half. Goalkeeper Yu could do nothing to stop it.
The Lions lacked the fire to draw level, with Captain Viran’s frustration resulting in the first yellow card of his career.
Losing 1-0 in the final game was painful for the team, but ending 7th in the first season is not a bad result.
BEFC Lions should be proud to look back at this season and compare their performances at the beginning of the season to the second half. We now have an established core within the team, and the camaraderie between players has been amazing.
BEFC Lions go into next season knowing that they need to play the ball faster to feet, attack the ball faster, and avoid conceding from set-pieces. We can improve all areas of our game, from defence to midfield to attack.
In recent matches, BEFC Lions have been able to call upon Arthur and Tim to provide stability to our defence. After Tim’s MOTM display against Nepal was overshadowed by the fact that it was Jaisal’s last game (even though Jai scored 2 goals - he did miss a penalty), another consecutive solid performance sees Tim become this season’s final Adecco MVP for BEFC Lions.