The Malaysian Warriors have triumphed over the Vietnam Swans in our second game of the EAAFL in Putra Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this afternoon.
Things started well this morning for the Swannies with a team walk from the hotel to Petronas Towers where we did some stretching, welcomed new people to the Club, Dave O’Shea’s visiting family and Andy Glendinning as the official National Coach of the Swannies in 2013.
An hour later, things went pear shaped with the team bus to the ground. It had only travelled a few kilometres before breaking down which left the Swannies scrambling for seven taxis – none of which knew where we were going. That’s how we roll in Asian footy.
Swannies won the toss in stifling, muggy heat and kicked with the wind. But it was the Warriors who had the better first quarter.
Swannies held our own in the second quarter. The rain happened in the third and fourth quarters in what was good, hard, solid, unrelenting footy. But, it was to be the Warriors’ day.
Dave O’Shea was awarded best Swannie by Malaysia and Warriors’ skipper, Stuart was voted best by the Swannies.
Congratulations to Malaysian Warriors’ President, Ben Simpson and wife, Rebecca (who were both there at the Havana Bar last night to welcome the Swannies), on the birth of a little baby girl this afternoon!
Black armbands were worn for the Nan’ of Josh Lee and for Peter Harvey.
Match reports to follow.
Malaysia 6. 13. 49
Vietnam 4. 3. 27
Footnote [Sunday 31 March 2013]: On the way to the airport this afternoon for the return flight back to Vietnam… the mini bus broke down.