While both SFI and FCBase-TA had chances to score, the first half ended 0:0. Learning from the first half, SFI made some adjustments in half time. As a result, the team scored 3 goals in the second half and conceded none. Thus, the final score was SFI 3:0 FCBase-TA.
In the 54th minute Jeh-Ming Jhang’s free kick bounced back from the wall, giving him another chance. He reacted quickly with a volley to Alberto Vale at the far post. The Brazilian player’s powerful header into the top left corner was impossible to defend. With Alberto’s header goal SFI took the lead.
After the first goal, SFI maintained more ball possession than in the first half. The team was more relaxed and focused. It only took only 10 minutes for SFI to score their second goal.
In the 64th minute, Matthew (Jia-Jui Ho) received the ball around 18 meters from FCBase-TA’s goal.
Matthew is a 17 year old Taiwanese player. He made his debut for SFI in the match against TJ-FC, where he scored a goal within one minute after getting on the pitch toward the end of the second half.
This time Matthew sent a perfect pass to Jeh-Ming Jhang, assisting him in SFI’s second goal of the match. As Jeh-Ming Jhang received the ball from Matthew, he did an incredible shot to curve the ball around the defenders into the bottom left corner to double the lead.
In the 87th minute SFI had another free kick on the right of the box, close to the touch line. Jeh-Ming Jhang shot the ball around the wall into the bottom left corner. The match ended with a 3:0 victory to maintain SFI's 1st place lead in the league.
Alexsandro Silva scored SFI’s first goal of the match in the 3rd minute from Jeh-Ming Jhang’s 20 meter through pass. Silva received Jeh-Ming’s pass exactly at the right spot with only the TJ-FC goalkeeper between the ball and the goal line. Silva’s first touch sent the ball into TJ-FC’s net. SFI was one goal ahead after 3 minutes.
14 minutes later, SFI centre back Renato Lopes passed the ball into an empty space inside the TJ-FC box. Similarly to the first goal, Silva slammed the ball into the bottom right corner to score his second goal of the match in the 17th minute; thus, doubling SFI's lead.
SFI scored the third goal 3 minutes after the second goal (the 22nd minute).
This time, another one of the 4 SFI Brazilian players, Joao Sousa moved the ball into the box where the TJ-FC the defender had to foul to stop him. The referee pointed to the penalty spot right away without hesitation. Alberto Vale, the Brazilian attacking midfielder took the penalty. The goalie blocked Vale’s shot, but the ball bounced back to him and he quickly tapped in. The score was 3:0 in the 22nd minute.
Fast forward to the 72nd minute, SFI put 17 year old Taiwanese attacking midfielder Jia-Jui Ho (Matthew) on the pitch. This was Matthew’s debut in the adult league. And, it was certainly a remarkable first appearance. Less than 2 minutes after Matthew stepped on the pitch, he scored his first ever goal in an adult league. Amadou Jallow crossed the ball from the left wing for Matthew, who controlled it perfectly, and scored a volley into the top left corner. He made it look easy.
Just before the end, SFI’s Korean left back, Hyun-Jin Kim ran up with the ball on the left side of the box, and (from an almost impossible angle) kicked the ball into the top left corner, to hand SFI the 5th and final goal of the match. SFI won the match deservedly with a 5:0 final score.
Jeh-Ming Jhang's two goals and assist keeps SFI on top spot
Alexsandro Silva's opening brace leads the way to a 5:0 victory
Kun-Wei Wang's winning goal secures a crucial victory for SFI