Story by Teo Yun Teng/Red Sports. Photos by Chua Kai Yun/Red Sports.
Hougang Sports Hall, Monday, May 9, 2016 — Yishun Junior College (YJC) defeated Tampines Junior College (TPJC) 5-3 in Round 1 of the National A Division Floorball Championship.
The win improves YJC to a 2-1-1 win-draw-loss record. YJC’s sole loss so far came in a 0-7 loss to Raffles Institution and they drew 2-2 with Anglo-Chinese Junior College.
This loss drops TPJC to a 1-3 record.
Ruel Tan (TPJC #22) was the top scorer of the game with three goals.
The first period saw four goals which left both teams tied at 2-2.
Hughie Chan (YJC #20) drew first blood for YJC, only for Ruel Tan (TPJC #22) to reply to level the score at 1-1.
Muhammad Ismail bin Abdul Malek (YJC #6) then scored to give his team a 2-1 lead. A determined Ruel Tan (TPJC #22) then evened out the score to 2-2 with another goal.
In the last five minutes of the first period, the two team captains, YJC’s Muhammad Ismail (#6) and TPJC’s Ruel Tan (#22), found themselves sent to the sin-bin one after the other.
The second period turned out to be scoreless but the scoring resumed in the third, with YJC outscoring TPJC 3-1.
With seven minutes left on the clock, Chee Zheng Yang (YJC #31) slotted the ball into the goal, wrestling back the lead for YJC. This lead, however, was taken away again when Ruel Tan (TPJC #22) scored another goal for TPJC, making it 3-3.
From then on, YJC stepped up their game to score two consecutive goals through Hughie Chan (YJC #20) and Muhammad Ismail (YJC #6) to pull away and eventually take the 5-3 win.
YJC will next face off with HCI while TPJC will meet RI. Both games will be played on May 16 at Hougang Sports Hall.
Score By Period
YJC VS TPJC
1st Period: 2-2
2nd Period: 0-0 (2-2)
3rd Period: 3-1 (5-3)
Chan Guan Hong Hughie (#20) – 2 goals
Muhammad Ismail B Abdul Malek (#6) – 2 goals
Tan Zhen Yong Ruel (#22) – 3 goals
Aaron Gian (#2), Ashley Ang (#17), Brendan Yeong (#5), Chan Guan Hong Hughie (#20), Chan Tat Hon Daniel (#44), Chee Zheng Yang (#31), Darryl See Wei Shen (#18), Dominic Ng Zhen Feng (#28), Lau Li Hao (#10), Lee Cheng Jia (#8), Lee Dokyu (#4), Lee Si Hao (#22), Muhammad Ismail B Abdul Malek (#6), Ng Kit Hian (#24), Ryan Tan Wei Chao (#12), Samuel Chiam Tat Hao (#99), Tan Guang Qing (#7), Tan Teng Kiat Darel (#23), Tong Yi Sheng Vernon (#1), Yeh Zheng Yang (#64)
Chao Soon Ming Joseph (#5), Chong Kee Siew, Caleb Ethan (#99), Choy Khun Hean (#11), Dion Toh Siyong (#20), Gabriel Goh Mian (#30), Haresh Nair A/L Prakash (#8), Heng Aik Chong (#2), Jeremy Teo Hao Jie (#83), Kenneth Chan Xian Liang (#15), Lai Hao Yang (#25), Leow Jing Ming (#31), Mohammad Hadi B Mohammad Sani (#10), Muhammad Iskandar B Mohd R (#7), Muhammad Zaki B Muhammad Z (#13), Peter Santosh David (#9), Ryan Tan Jun Ee (#21), Saheb Singh Parmar (#1), Tan Zhen Yong Ruel (#22)
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