Match Report: SAMB FC vs SARAWAK U21.
by: Jalil Ramli (Sarawak President Cup Headcoach)
A very much improved all round performance by the players right from the 1st minute of play. Our team tactical plan to do early high pressing worked very well.
The cohesion & understanding between our two Strikers(Amirul & Bazreen) had many times troubled the opponent plus the good services from the two new combination in the Central MF (Gideon& Awang). Both were very composed on the ball especially the 17 year old Gideon with his penetrating passes to our two frontman.
We were able to maintain our team shape both in offensive & defensive situation. It was from these good offensive moves when Amirul scored our 1st goal. SAMB FC scored their first two goals due to our own errors.
First was when our GK Qaiman, under no pressure gave the ball way to the opponent just outside the box. Second was when we lost possession of the ball in our own half and was punished by a quick counter attack by the opponent. Their 3rd goal was when our Defenders lost a bit of concentration in our own box when Qaiman was beaten again at the near post.
Hidayat came in to replace Bazreen and managed to score our 2nd goal as a result of his persistent pressure on the defenders. In the end, I thought our Players fully deserved a big pat on the back for this commendable & disciplined performance.
Full Time: SAMB FC 3-2 Sarawak
Sarawak: Amirul-28′, Hidayat 65′