MS 2-8 KSA : A hard day at the office for the Strikers

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KSA hand MS a massive first defeat of the season. KSA hand MS a massive first defeat of the season. MSSC

MS had their third fixture of the season against Karnataka Sporting Association (KSA), the defending champions of the MFA Elite Division. MS were playing their third match in nine days in the same sweltering afternoon conditions.

MS went full throttle right at the sound of the whistle and were pressing KSA high up the pitch. After the first few mins once the game started to settle a bit, it looked as if it was anybody's game as both the teams were matched evenly. However, KSA struck us with their first goal as a mishit cross flew right over the keeper's head as MS were on the receiving end of some strong winds that match day. The team was unaffected and determined to get back in the game and to fight tooth and nail for every tackle, goal and pass. But, yet again after a few mins KSA scored their second goal after a wonderful cross outside the second post was headed towards their teammate for a tap in. MS got one back in the first half as some postive words from the gaffer Maclin D'penha during drinks break put some well needed charge in our boys. KSA might have laced their boots with luck that day as the third goal swung in after a mishit cross and dinked on the cross bar and fell right into the feet of their fellow teammate who put it past our keeper with ease. The first half ended with the score line of 4-1.

MS started the second half with gusto and piled on the pressure to reduce the margin. MS came close thrice to scoring in the first 15 mins of the 2nd half but failed to put the ball in the net. MS rued the missed chances as the KSA onslaught continued after an incredible solo run from their right winger who dribbled past the defenders to slot it in the far post. The team weren't their usual best that day which led to KSA get the better of MS who conceded a penalty and one more goal in similar fashion as the previous one from their right winger. MS got a second goal in the second half that took our striker Sandeep Manoharans tally to four goals this season after a precise through ball from the substitute Naren as he put his impact right from minute one. MS had a jolt of energy run through their veins as midfielders Shrinath and Anamey came onto the field and put KSA under some pressure for the remainder of the second half, as the referee blew the final whistle with the score line at 8-2. The team has taken this as a learning step and look foward to rub shoulders with Kenkre FC on 8th April at 8 am.

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