Women's ● Nov 26, 2011

Borussia Zamrud FC sealed the double by winning the FAS Women’s Challenge Cup 2011



SINGAPORE, 26 November 2011: Borussia Zamrud FC overcame FAS Young Women 3-2 in a closely fought match this evening at Jalan Besar Stadium to be crowned winners of the 2011 FAS Women’s Challenge Cup.


Looking to do the double this year, League Champions Borussia Zamrud FC set the tone of the game with an early goal from forward No.11, Luo Jian Zhen in the 9th minute. But the FAS Young Women team replied instantly through Noor Fatin Afiqah two minutes later.


Jian Zhen added another goal to her name in the 15th minute to give her side the lead. Despite trying their best to bring the game back on level terms, FAS Young Women were not able to break down the Borussia’s defensive wall.


The first half came to an end with Borussia having a one-goal lead.


Both teams came back on to make known their intention to win in the finals and the Young Women did just that in the 59th minute when Uma Dhevi who came on for Siti Nurhidayah, let fly a screamer that ended in the back of the net.


The equalizer changed the dynamics of the match as both teams surged forward in search of the winning goal. However, It was Borussia who came out tops after a late goal in the 85th minute from Jian Zhen who made it a hat-trick to cap off a fantastic individual effort by the forward.


The match then ended with the scoreboard reading, FAS Young Women 2-3 Borussia Zamrud FC.


Starting Line-up for FAS Young Women: Noor Kusumawati Rosman (GK), Roszieva Roslan, Nur Aniqah, Mastura Jeilani (C), Noor Fatin Afiqah, Siti Nurhidayah (Umah Dhevi 42′), Hamizah Abdul Talib, Nur Nadiah Jamil, Nur Azima Ahmad, Nurul Erika (Siti Wan Nabilah 67′), Cheryl Chan


Starting Line-up for Borussia Zamrub FC: Nur Fadilah Hassan (GK), Mainisah Buang, Jiliyn Koh, Nur Emiliah Hazali, Regina Tan, Luo Jian Zhen, Chen Yue Gui, Melanie Smith, Kamaliah Hashim, Zuraidah Jumaat (C) (Norsuria Damsuri 54′), Tina Afrida (Noorhayah Hassan 84′)