Geylang International FC

We will be looking to bounce back

Geylang United kick off the season with a 3-1 defeat to Woodlands Wellington away at Woodlands Stadium yesterday evening.

Rams forwards Hussein Akil and Goh Swee Swee put the hosts 2-0 up before Eagles substitute and Prime League striker Danial Razali pulled a goal back on the 80th minute.

All hopes of coming back into the game were dashed when a penalty claim for a pull on winger Mathew Shiva fell on deaf ears.

“Before they (Woodlands) scored the first goal, we have the opportunity to take the lead,” commented head coach Mike Wong. English attacking midfielder Michael King missed the crossbar halfway into the first half. “I think we were better in the first half, but when we conceded the two goals, there was a lapse of concentration.”

“Good thing is there is always the next game we can look forward to, and we will be looking to bounce back,” Mike said. “We have to sit down and watch the video and do some homework to see how we can improve on our next game.”

“We tried to play on the ground, but like I said earlier, this is a new team and we will need some time. We can see there is some good movement today. Rizawan made some good movements today, but not enough, so I brought on Mathew Shiva to provide some width.”

“To concede goals at the byline…it is not good…we got to work on that,” commented Mike on the second and third goals scored by the Rams. I’m happy Danial (Razali) scored a goal, and it should give him some confidence to play in the S.League. As long as he continue to work hard in training, why not.”

“Now we just have to go back and watch the video, see what went wrong. And then prepare for the next game against Hougang United.”

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