- Match 3
Tabuan rotated the young players for exposure as this was the last group game and there is no barring to the group standing. Muhd Mirza started as goalkeeper with Kairien as striker, ahmad danish keeping his place in left midfield and Aziru starting in right midfield.
The game started with the malaysian pressing forward attacking in Tabuan half for long period. Goalkeeper, Mirza was nervous and made numerous misjudgement resulting in Malaysian 1st goal at the 6min. The goalkeeper was subsequently replaced at the 12min in order to stabilise the Tabuan defends.
At the 19min Tabuan managed to build up good possession play into malaysian half with Ak Md Adzzaham Aleshahmezn bin Pg Metali creating space in the attacking half to beat his men 1 on 1 to score for the equaliser.
Malaysian started 2nd half aggressively, attacking from the flank and making numerous crossers into the tabuan penalty box. 3 goals in a space of 8 min (35min, 38min, 39min) from 1touch finishing coming from crossers, open up the score line putting Tabuan 3 goals down.
Tabuan players confident drop drastically as players started losing confident with the Malaysian making dominant on the game.
The final Malaysian goal was score at the 51min with the malaysian combination play down the right Tabuan defend. Final score Tabuan 1-5 Malaysian Panthers.
This is a game where Tabuan is able to show the ability to compete with the better team in group (half time 1-1) The inexperience of players to soak up the pressure when the malaysian started to step up shown, with the drop in confident.
Better exposure of the boys will help them get better composure in game to compete.