Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Sài Gòn FC tasted their first win at the National Futsal Championship yesterday beating Hoàng Thư Đà Nẵng 2-0 in HCM City.
It was also the first loss of Hoàng Thư Đà Nẵng at the tournament after their two wins and one draw previously.
Sài Gòn, who have only one point and sat at the next-to-bottom position prior to the game, had an early goal in the first minute of the match when captain Trần Chí Nhật’s kick touched a player of Hoàng Thư Đà Nẵng and the ball went into the net.
The goal pushed up their spirits and they counter-attacked successfully before finding their second goal in the second half.
Nhất Hội slid to convert his teammate Công Hải’s pass to the left corner some 10 minutes after the break.
Hoàng Thư Đà Nẵng changed to power play to find their goal but their effort was in vain.
Coach assistant Trần Ngọc Tú of Hoàng Thư Đà Nẵng said that after the first three matches some players including key player Văn An of his team were injured so they had to change their tactics.
An early goal in this match was unlucky and it led to a loss of morale in the team, he said.
“We were not good in the first minutes and suffered from the goal. We rearranged and created more attacks but it did not work. We must accept this defeat,” Tú said.
Meanwhile, coach assistant Phan Trần Tuấn Anh of Sài Gòn FC said his team watched carefully the playing style of the rivals and emerged with a suitable tactic.
It was an important win for Sài Gòn because it lifted the spirit of the whole team after poor performances in previous matches.
In the later game, defending champions Thái Sơn Nam won 6-3 over Thái Sơn Bắc.
Thái Sơn Nam scored four goals in the first period by Lê Quốc Nam, Nguyễn Minh Trí, Phạm Đức Hòa and an own goal by Thái Sơn Bắc’s Nguyễn Văn Quốc Huy.
Thái Sơn Bắc netted twice by Lâm Tấn Phát and Nguyễn Thành Tín.
They continued to narrow the gap when Tín converted a free kick into to his double in the early second half.
However, that was all they could do.
Thái Sơn Nam found two more goals to seal the biggest win of the tournament after Hòa completed his hat-trick.
“Despite the loss, I am pleased with what my players did. They had a good game although they made mistakes that must be fixed later in a match against a team of many national members who played in the World Cup. This will help them grow in the future,” said Thái Sơn Bắc coach Nguyễn Quang Minh.
The third match of the day saw Sanatech Khánh Hòa being tied 1-1 by Cao Bằng.
Cao Bằng opened the score with a straight shot by Nhật Trung but Sanatech Khánh Hòa did not let them celebrate too long.
Trần Tuyên netted with a close kick to equalise a few minutes later.
Later, Hải Tiến Phương Nam Phú Nhuận beat Sanest Khánh Hòa 4-0 and Tân Hiệp Hưng lost 1-3 to Sanna Khánh Hòa. — VNS