2019-2020 Jockey Club Girls' League – League Update
MLFA and Shatin met up in Happy Valley Recreation Ground on Tuesday evening for a Jockey Club Girl’s League fixture. Both sides failed to solve each other in regulation time, as the two teams shook hands on a 0:0 draw at the final whistle.
After the opening whistle, MLFA quickly gained control of the game and actually enjoyed better possession in the first-half.
On the 8th minute, Richard, Anna Grace MeiZhen unleashed a tight-angle shot form the left-side but was turned away by Shatin goalkeeper Cheng Hoi Nam.
Afterwards, the match hit a stalemate and the next goal-scoring chance did not occur until the 20th minute, as Bater, Sophie Lauren knocked the ball forward and found Richard, Anna Grace MeiZhen. The MLFA player then delivered a great cross towards the middle. Northman, Nova Elin pulled the trigger but saw her shot wonderfully saved by Shatin goalkeeper Cheng Hoi Nam.
On the 30th minute, Shatin came up with a rare chance. Chu Sin Kwan intercepted a throw-in from MLFA, then found daylight and fired away, only to witness her shot easily smothered by the MLFA goalkeeper.
Both sides eventually ended the first-half with a 0:0 draw.
In the second-half, MLFA upped the pressure but still had trouble solving Shatin goalkeeper Cheng Hoi Nam.
On the 43rd minute, Souleyman, Isabella Amelia made a great run down the right-wing before unleashed a cracking shot towards the Shatin goal, only to be denied by a sprawling save from Cheng Hoi Nam in the Shatin net.
MLFA continued to enjoy the upper-hand. On the 58th minute, Souleyman, Isabella Amelia chased down a teammate’s long pass down the right-flank, then motored into the box and unloaded, only to be turned away by Shatin goalkeeper Cheng Hoi Nam once again.
Around the 60th minute mark, MLFA’s Richard, Anna Grace MeiZhen had great back-to-back goal-scoring chances on the Shatin goal, only to be charged away by Shatin goalkeeper Cheng Hoi Nam on both occasions. The young Shatin custodian was practically standing on her head in goal.
On the 68th minute, MLFA tested the Shatin defense once again. This time, Richard, Anna Grace MeiZhen unleashed a fine shot from the left-side. The ball looked set to enter the Shatin goal, only to be tipped away by a superb flying save from Shatin shot-stopper Cheng Hoi Nam.
At the end, the 0:0 score stood towards the final whistle, as MLFA and Shatin had to settle for a 0:0 draw.