Weaver: We had our first real off day

After conceding a goal to Hougang United just minutes before the end, Warriors FC coach Alex Weaver believed his team did not perform well enough
Warriors FC coach Alex Weaver expressed his disappointment with his team’s performance following their 1-1 draw against Hougang United on Tuesday evening.

The coach felt his team did not perform to their best in the first-half, and briefly rallied to score the opener before slumping back to allow Hougang to equalise just before the game ended.

“I thought that we had our real first off day since I have known the players,” Weaver said.

“We had a good reaction from the players in the second-half when we came out and we got the goal and I thought we were going to get back to our normal selves.

“Every team has those off days, and we have done extremely well recently, but today was one of those off days.”

Hougang United’s caretaker coach Amin Nasir was visibly pleased with his team, and admitted that a point gained when playing on an opponent’s turf was ‘satisfying’.

“It always a good result when you play away, and as much as you want to win, but 1-1 is a satisfying result," Amin said.

"It’s not as easy as you think but I am glad we managed to score the [equalising] goal."

He also revealed how he motivated the boys to produce a comeback by telling them to take their chances following a profligate first-half by his side.

“'You look at the first-half, the chances that we had' this is what I told the boys, what’s important is the finishing, if you don’t finish you don’t take your chances well, this is when the problems [start] coming in,” he said.

“They showed character, again we didn’t give up. I am quite happy with the equalising goal we scored.”