Arbisyam FC (white) and East Coast Heat players in action. – AFF
BY Fadhil Yunus
BRUNEI Darussalam’s club Arbisyam FC endured another tough outing in the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Futsal Club Championship following a 10-0 defeat to Australia’s East Coast Heat FC at the Yogyakarta State University Gymnasium in Yogyakarta Monday.
The current F-League winners raced into a 6-0 lead in the first half before adding four more goals in the second for a thumping win.
The Brunei side had kept most of the possession in the opening minute but East Coast Heat required only three touches to take the lead.
East Coast Heat’s Daniel Fulton forced an Arbisyam player to break play which resulted in the ball falling into the feet of Anthony Haddad and he accompanied a couple of touches with a superb strike having taken a deflection off a defender.
The Australian outfit doubled their lead after Daniel Fornito powered a low strike after being set up by a team-mate.
East Coast Heat were rewarded for their quick thinking as Christopher Barbera turned in a neat pass from Mazevski.
The Sydney-based club went 4-0 up as Daniel Muzzareeli got his name on the score-sheet after firing a low effort into the centre of the goal.
Anthony bagged his second of the game after rifling home having received a pass from a free-kick.
East Coast Heat grabbed a sixth through a wonderful combination move started by Jordan Guerreiro as he released Rathjen before squaring the ball to Matthew Mazevski who guided the ball into the empty net.
The Australian side breached the Arbisyam’s defence within moments of the restart as Guerreiro coolly struck home after being teed off by Fornito who provided his second assist of the game.
Anthony did well to fend off Radhi but his shot grazed against the woodwork though it only temporarily put on hold their avalanche of goals. However, he returned with a stunning goal to complete his hat-trick after benefiting from a free-kick routine before adding a fourth.
East Coast’s goalkeeper Mark Brackenrig hits his shot on target and Fornito poked home the rebound to complete Arbisyam’s misery.
Arbisyam will conclude their campaign against U.Y.F.C Komchaymear of Cambodia today.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin