So... the last game of the round. Against Sembawang. Winner takes all. We told our boys to go all out for a win because to do anything else would be to invite additional pressure on ourselves. The match was slightly in favour of Sembawang in the first half but our defense held firm and neither side created any real clear-cut chances. We had more control in the second half and had a stronger attacking display but could not find the back of the net.
The last 5 minutes was a frantic and helter skelter affair as Sembawang attacked furiously in an attempt to find a winning goal. At one point almost all the players from both sides were in our penalty box but we hung on! At the final whistle the Sembawang players slumped to the ground and many shed tears of anguish... Our player stood around clueless at first but soon started to rejoice when they saw the teachers celebrating and it finally dawned on them that they had progressed via goal difference. It was truly an unforgettable match!