The Under 13 Boys footballers produced several outstanding performances on the final day of a tough FOBISIA Games.
In typical GIS fashion, we started slowly and lost 1 nil to Harrow International School. It was a game that we should’ve won by 3 or 4 goals. There was no time to feel sorry for ourselves as we were straight on against BIS Jakarta. A great performance and a wonder goal from Daan Haveman meant we won the game 2-1. Then it was the big one, Patana. We were under pressure from the off and came in at half time 2-0 down. We needed a big performance in the second half and we certainly got it. Remi Sondaz produced a superb display of finishing and scored all 3 goals to win the game 3-2. Special mention to Shunsuke Fujita who’s performance had the coaches from other schools impressed.
After a short break we played the host school, Tanglin. Our superior fitness showed and we won the game 2-1 thanks to two cracking headers from Jordan Clifford to qualify for the final with one game to go. We rested several players and rotated the squad in preparation for the final against Patana and went down 3-1 to KLASS. In a cruel twist of fate, a storm hit the field and caused the final to be rained off meaning that we finished in 2nd place overall. I was desperately disappointed that the boys were denied the chance to play in a FOBISIA final.
Both Mr Wellington and myself were delighted with the attitude, fitness and determination showed by the players. A great end to a brilliant days play. place overall.