Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bastille Day Joy as Etoile FC 'Doumbouya-ed' Tigers 3-0

Ex-Guinea International Striker, Aly Doumbouya, gave Etoile FC much to cheer about on Bastille Day as the Stars ran out 3-0 winners over Balestier Khalsa and keeping their 6th consecutive clean sheet against the Tigers in the process.
Etoile FC Player warming up before the game

The Tigers started the match with the intention to pressure the Stars, however, after much attempts that flew harmlessly over Antonin Trilles' goal post, the Stars showed why they are still the team to beat when Aly Doumbouya, despite being a head shorter than Kenny Cunningham, rose highest to nod home a cross that was coming his way in just 6 minutes. The Guinean then terrorised the entire Tigers' backline with his dazzling runs across the pitch and together with Jonathan Toto, looked hard to stop.

Kenny Cunningham's header in 1st half stoppage time was the closest Balestier Khalsa got, as they try to score their first goals against Etoile FC. The frustration on Kenny was there for all to see as he smack his hand on the goal post twice in disgust.

Second half and Aly continued the dominance that he had over the Tigers' backline and it came after Theo Raymond's strike was deflected into the net, and the announcer credited the goal to the ex-Orleans FC striker to make it 2-0. However, before that, Aly had a chance to score when he broke the offside trap and was one-on-one with Joey Sim, with his shot being parried away by the ex-Home United trainee goalie.

Hicham Bouchemlal ensured that Etoile FC recorded yet another 3-0 victory over the Tigers when his stoppage time effort saw the ball went underneath the Tigers' custodian and into the net. 3-0, and the celebrations poured in among the players.

Etoile Fc will play their 3rd game in 7 days, seeking to continue a clean sheet regime against Geylang United at Bedok Stadium on Sunday, 17 July 2011.

Happy Bastille Day to all French National.

Allez Etoile, Forza Ultras.

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