By Lim Weixiang and Ian Lim
Serangoon Junior College (white) drew 0-0 with Yishun Junior College. (Photo 1 © Lim Weixiang/Red Sports)
Serangoon Junior College, Wednesday, February 15, 2011 — Serangoon Junior College (SRJC) tied 0-0 with Yishun Junior College (YJC) in the first game of their North Zone Inter-JC Soccer Tournament, a warm-up competition for the A Division Football Championship. The other junior colleges involved are Nanyang, Anderson and Innova.
Serangoon Junior College should have won the game, but they were unable to find the net despite camping in their opponent’s half for much of the second half.
The first half of the game was a scrappy affair, as both sets of players struggled to find rhythm to their game. The balance of play was somewhat even, with Serangoon Junior College having more possession of the ball, but Yishun Junior College managing a greater number of shots on goal — mostly long range efforts. The sole bright spark in the first half was SRJC’s #7 who was a lively presence down the left flank.
The game changed after the break. It was one way traffic as Serangoon Junior College’s players seemed to have grown in confidence and they laid siege on Yishun Junior College’s goal. The killer instinct was lacking unfortunately for the home side, and the numerous chances that were created fell to waste.
The closest Serangoon Junior College came to scoring was when their two substitutes combined. SRJC’s #8 Farhan released Xuanming (#11) with an excellent through ball, but the winger, who had looked dangerous ever since his introduction, skewed his shot wide of the goal.
SRJC’s #7 was his team’s dangerman in the first half. (Photo 2 © Ian Lim)
Players from both teams battle for the ball. (Photo 3 © Lim Weixiang)