3 wins in a row!!
XMIFC faced Zhenhao on a hot and clear Xiamen afternoon at Haicang Sports Center.
Before this game XMIFC was 3rd on the table with 6 points and Zhenhao was 5th with 4 points.
XMIFC started game on the back foot as Zhenhao hit the post in the opening minute from a right handed cross. Zhenhao again hit the post in 19th minute with a similar move, but this time XMIFC couldn’t get away with it as they gave away a penalty. Zhenhao converted this opportunity and took the lead, 0-1.
This penalty was a wake up call for XMIFC as they started to push forward for a goal, XMIFC caught an opportunity at 27th minute with Dodge and found the back of the net with the left foot finish of Petar at 30th minute, 1-1.
The first half ended 1-1 with neither team unable to create clear chances.
IFC side made several tactical changes starting the second half, and it seemed to pay of as we started to take control of the game. At 48th minute Pablo’s cross from a freekick completed by Fabian’s header found the back of the net but was disallowed, offside said the referee.
Later at 60th minute Zhenhao’s no.10 made a two footed dangerous tackle on XMIFC left winger Checho. Soon after he started a brawl near XMIFC bench. Zhenhao No.10 was sent off leaving his team with 10 players. Also XMIFC manager Danilo was sent to stands as well as Zhenhao’s substitute goalkeeper.
Now with 10 men, things went immediately worse for Zhenhao as David scored a volley from Jasur’s long throw in, giving the XMIFC 2-1 lead. This was the first goal of XMIFC center back in the competition.
After this neither team was unable to create clear cut chances and XMIFC held on to the lead to win their 3rd game in a row.
XMIFC : 2
⚽23′ 何子信 (P)
⚽30′ Petar Cabarkapa
⚽70′ David Marc Jones
XMIFC is going to face Dongyuhang in a top of the table clash. Dongyuhang sits in first with 12 points, undefeated. XMIFC is 3rd with 9 points.
|August 4, 2019||2:00 pm||Xiamen Super League|