BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (30 Dec 2011) – Brunei’s Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy (HBT) 2012 team did not exactly got the result they wanted in a tune-up match when they fell to a 3-2 defeat to DPMM FC.
Despite scoring the early goal the HBT squad which featured five players over the age of 21-years-old, could not hold on as DPMM FC were quick to capitalise on some lackadaisical defending to draw level before scoring the winner soon afterwards.
“It was a good performance by the HBT team. We were able to get early goals, but we let DPMM FC score easy goals because of defensive errors, especially the penalty kick that enabled them to score their second goal,” said Rosanan Samak, the assistant coach of HBT team.
“We will continue to work hard in training to overcome the weaknesses. The players have started to play better as a unit.”
The HBT 2012 have been slated for 25 February to 5 March.