Shazny’s late goal helps CFC hold Red Star to 2-all draw

By Mustaq Sydeen | Published: 2:10 AM Dec 6 2021
Sports Shazny’s late goal helps CFC hold Red Star to 2-all draw

By Mustaq Sydeen

Ahmed Shazny’s late goal helped Colombo FC to come from behind and hold Red Star SC to a thrilling 2-all draw in another fixture of the Super League tourney worked off at Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday.

Both teams were equally matched and the game swung from one end to the other. Colombo FC had plenty of chances to take an early lead, but their poor finishing did not favour them. Roomy Hassen’s boys have only themselves to blame because they certainly created those chances in the first half

Colombo FC were seen attacking from the get go with back-to-back half chances where an entertaining, end-to-end opening 20 minutes saw both keepers called into action.

Ahmed Shazny was more energetic than the earlier outings and played brilliantly right from the first whistle to give Colombo FC hopes of an early goal, but his efforts were all fended off by the defence and the score remained goalless at the halfway mark.

After an entertaining but goalless first-half, Red Star showed their undoubted quality with a ruthless display after the break when they stepped in with all guns blazing in search of the decisive goal, and succeeded when Mohamed Rahaman broke the deadlock in the 60th minute when he curved the ball directly into the net from a corner kick, which could have easily been cleared, but poor defending by Colombo FC saw Red Star being gifted a goal to go up 1-0. Seven minutes later Mohamed Rahaman doubled their lead when a brilliant pass from Ismail Abumere from the wing found the evergreen striker, who easily tapped in.

However, Colombo FC’s Zarwan Johar was able to find the back of the net in the 69th minute when a loose ball fell straight at the feet of the striker, who placed the ball brilliantly to give their fans a glimmer of a hope of a comeback.

After a period of pressure from Colombo FC, Ahmed Shazny’s’s determined effort saw them scoring the equalizer in the 90+6 minute when a cross from their winger found Shazny who tapped in to snatch away Red Star’s glory at the last moment.

By Mustaq Sydeen | Published: 2:10 AM Dec 6 2021

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