Friday, 31 December 2010

Ending 2010 with a Win

26th Dec: Kroniz Fc survived a second-half fightback from Jabatan Laut to claim a thrilling 4-2 victory at Kebajikan Field.
Kronizs looked to be cruising to victory after dominating the opening 45 minutes and netting through Aliuddin, Gnal and Dodoi.
In the second half, Bob posed more of a threat and showing his potential by scoring another goal.
It enabled Kronizs  to end an unhappy week on a high note after the destruction by ABDB Sixers last week.
However, Kroniz exposed their soft under belly which allowed Jabatan Laut to drew first blood to lead 1-0 and  struck another before half time.
After the first goal Kronizs played some superb flowing football with Dodoi, Aliuddin and Gnal a constant threat.
Nizam was the creator of the first goal with a perfectly weighted pass to leave Aliuddin  free and he made no mistake as he drilled his shot into Jabatan Laut goal.
Jabatan laut midfield was being by-passed by the quality passing and movement of kroniz's side.
Kroniz continued to dominate and Jabatan Laut  were being pulled apart almost at will as Dodoi broke through Jabatan Laut defense before crossing it to the unmarked Gnal to slot home the second goal.
But it was no surprise when Gnal returned the favor as he picked the ball up on the left and cut inside and past the challenge of Jabatan Laut defense and returned the passes to Dodoi before he firing a low shot into the far corner of the net.

Jabatan Laut tried to get a foothold in the match and jabatan laut striker had to be alert with a dangerous cross from the overlapping defender to scored a second goal. 
The first half ended with kroniz leading 3-2.
Jabatan Laut were transformed after their ineffective first-half performance but in the 66th minute Bob restored Kroniz's two goal advantage when Bob's dangerous, inswinging shot found it's way to the  unmarked inside of the post.
But Kronizs looked nervy when Jabatan Laut ventured forward in a tense finish and managed to hold on to the win.

Ending 2010 with a win, Kronizs don't have time to rest and celebrate as the first game in 2011 will be on the Tuesday, 4th January against RBA Flight Operation at RBA Soccer Stadium. See you in 2011.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Tales of two halves

17 Dec: Sixer Fc of ABDB joined the few team in Brunei to demolished Kroniz fc at  a game played at Berakas Kem Mini Stadium friday afternoon since Kroniz Fc was formed in 1995. The ABDB men powering themselves with their fitness scoring seven goals in the first half. 
The first goal was magical for Kroniz as Asri, Releasing a through ball by Aliuddin, he collected the pass, sprint pass by a few ABDB defenders then sprayed a fabulous ball to defeat the keeper for Kroniz to lead 1-0. After that goal Kroniz's  defence meltdown to the extend that ABDB men managed to score seven goals. It was a deflating experience for Kroniz, as all their pre-match planning went up in smoke.
Having called for an improvement in performance, in the second half Kroniz finally rid themselves of the shackles that have halted their progress and played a beautiful game and managed to drowned ABDB Sixer.  If ABDB men thought they had got off lightly and able to score more goals, they was sadly mistaken as Kroniz scored the only goal in the second half by Bob's header. 
Although kroniz lost the game but the players are delighted at the forceful manner with which they approached their task especially in the second half.
More importantly, it sent them powering to believe and never gave up, giving a significant boost to their confidence in potentially pivotal ability to go against the best. Understandably, Kroniz saw no reason to celebrate with the final score 2-7 to ABDB Sixer Fc.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Winning is never easy

12 Dec: Yazid two goals and Bob another combined to hand Kroniz  a win against Buruh Fc at Kebajikan Field Sunday afternoon to reign the Brunei soccer scene.
In the first half both team played well however just couldn't find the net which ended 0-0.
In the second half, Yazid, another kroniz youngster, had got Kroniz off to the perfect start in the second half with a solo run and a 55th-minute opener, The opening goal may have been fashioned on Kroniz, but it did not go to the men in orange as two Kronizs combined to open the door.
The pair combined to great effect on the 2nd half when Bob blasted in a low drive from Yazid lay off which forced the ball into the net for Kroniz to lead 2-0.  
In the meantime, Kroniz Fc defenders had been in the right place at the right time to keep out Buruh attacked but an attacked in the 75th minutes  a Buruh player headed a corner across the face of goal to close the gap to 2-1.
Buruh Fc looked to have snatched a point for the visitors when a 82th-minute penalty given to Buruh after Nizam's challange an attacked by Buruh player. However the shot was saved by keeper Rosli. Rosli was a busy man through the second half with saved after saved to earned him player of the match.
In the 85 minutes, Kroniz's  free-kick was floated perfectly to the far post for Alinordi to win a muscular challenge with Buruh defender and head down for Yazid to fire home his second goal of the game from close range.
The sense of unity fostered by Kroniz during the game was there for all to see as a lot of players are available for selection compare to the last game.The game ended 3-1 to Kroniz FC.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Die hard determination 0 - 0

5th Dec: Selamat Tahun baru Hijrah. Kroniz Fc and Seal Fc shared the spoils in the match at Berakas Mini Stadium.

But this was a match lacking in quality and will not remain long in the memory.
Kroniz Fc overcrowded the midfield employing one out and out striker since in the first half only ten players available.
Seal Fc finished the stronger of the two teams  and it would have been harsh on Kroniz to end up with nothing.
Seal Fc looked the more composed on the ball through out the game and kroniz defended in numbers to keep Seal players any roaming space. Kroniz keepers played well to saved a least ten shot on goals.
In the 2nd half Seal Fc had strong appeals for a penalty rejected when the ball appeared to hit the lower arm of Bab but they were waved away by the referee.
Rosli came in the middle of the 2nd half to completed the team. With the full players available Kroniz managed to counter attacked however missed the chance because of lack of communication between Bob and Asri. 
The referee somehow managed to hear the Azan and decided to blow the whistle. The game ended 0-0.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

A game that could never be won

RIPAS FC scored late in the second half to completed an amazing comeback to beat Kroniz FC at Kebajikan Field in a flooded field during a heavy thunderstorm.
An incident-packed match looked certain to end in a 2-2 draw after Hamdan and Aming  netted at both ends.
Several other clear-cut chances went begging for kroniz in the first half before Hamdan scored in the 25th minute. Kroniz will rue the chances available as RIPAS staged a late comeback to win 3-2. 
They suffered a late blow late in the 2nd half when Dodoi failed to score a penelty to tied  the game 3-3.
In the game, Hamdan put Kroniz ahead when Gnal spilt RIPAS defence with a sweet pass to Bob and flick  it Hamdan to leave him with an open goal to make it 1-0.
It was frantic stuff as Kroniz controlled the game but suffered a blow when RIPAS equalised just before the 1st half ended to tied it 1-1 at halftime.
In the second half RIPAS snatched the lead when the referee refused an offside trap by Kroniz players to lead 2-1.
Incredibly, again Bob sent Aming  clean through and without  hesitation scored with a tight angle to tie the game 2-2.
But Kroniz were unlucky as again the referee failed to spot an offside by RIPAS player and his vicious shot somehow found the net to lead 3-2.
Late in the game kroniz player went down in the box but Dodoi missed the penalty.
Final score RIPAS 3 Kroniz FC 2