SCC Overcome Battling Aioli Monkeys to Secure Win
The start of a the new season and a very rare opportunity to play on the Padang. The SCC knew their opener would be a tough competitive encounter with a Aioli Monkeys, a team who likes to play good passing football.
The match kicked off and was a fairly even affair in the first 20 minutes, but as the half wore on SCC began to take the upper hand on possession and in the number of chances created, with the Aioli keeper making a number of good saves to keep the scoreline at 0-0. Aioli themselves had a couple of chances during the half and showed that they would be a threat on the break.
The second half continued with both teams playing good football and with SCC plying pressure on the Aioli goal and creating chances, However it was Aioli who nearly took the lead in the 20th minute, again showing their attacking capabilities quickly breaking away from a an SCC attack. A great cross from the left found the right winger at the back post whose header cannoned off the post and way to safety.
SCC made 3 changes to freshen things up in midfield and attack and this quickly paid dividends for the SCC.
With the Aioli defence tiring SCC were able to capitalize and it as SCC stalwart Andrew Hutcheon who had moved from his starting defensive role to attack who proved to be the match winner, scoring twice to allow SCC to secure the 3 points.
Overall a very good match with both teams looking to keep the ball on the ground and play good passing football.
A good performance from a battling and competitive Aioli who certainly made the SCC work for the 3 points.
A good start for the SCC who maybe weren’t as sharp as they may have hoped, but overall happy with the performance. MOM – went to Hutch, who showed his versatility by starting the game playing in defence and then being the match winner with the brace to give the SCC 3 points.