Sunday, May 21, 2017

Diaries from the Past - RI Soccer 1981

1981 Year of the Cockerel
The Post Sec tournament was renamed U18 to reflect the age groups as there were quite a number of 'over-aged' boys in the VIs. Similarly, the B and C tournament were renamed U16 and U14.
Usual centralised training was held from 16th to 19th March. Azlan trained the U14 while Kalidass and Emran the U16

U16 Soccer
23 Jan Friendly vs   SAF Boys            0-1
9 Feb Friendly vs Gan Eng Seng        1-1

18 Feb    vs Tiong Bahru Sec            4-1
27 Feb    vs Catholic High                 3-1 (see report below)

2 March    vs Rangoon Road Sec      9-4 (See report)

4 March    vs Swiss Cottage Sec       0-0
6 March    vs Monk's Hill Sec            0-1
Qualifuied for Q-finals
13 Apr      vs Yusoff Ishak Sec          0-3

29 May  Ortega Cup vs SJI               2-3

U14 Soccer
18 Feb      vs  Gan Eng Seng         10-0 (see Straits Times report)
20 Feb      vs Anderson Sec           1-1
25 Feb      vs Bukit Ho Swee Sec   2-1 (all goals scored by BHS players!!)
4 March    vs Swiss Cottage          3-2 (Lee Siang, Ganesan, Pek Kong Wah)

Qualified for 2nd Round
26 Mar     vs Dunearn Sec             1-1 (Uda Thith)
30 Mar     vs Sec                            2-2 (Mustaffa, Lee Siang)
2 Apr        vs Westlake Sec           2-0 (Izan, Lee Siang)
Qualified for Q-finals
10 Apr     vs Mt Vernon Sec          2-1 (Izan, Mustaffa)
14 Apr     vs Upper Serangoon Sec  0-2
16 Apr     vs Mei Chin Sec             0-4
KO in Q-finals

Standing:  Abdul Malik, Mustaffa Kamal, Fuad, S Ganesan, Andrew, Robert Ong, Pek Kong Wah, Nor Hisham, Sofjan Sukman
Squating : Fazlur, Maritz, Razif, Uda Thith, Nabil, Ibrahim, Izan Sidek, Rafik, Chan Tat Hon
Absent: Lee Siang

Back row:  Fazlur, Rafik, Sofjan, Ganesan, Izan Sidek, Razif, Pek Kong Wah, Nor Hisham, Mustaffa
Front Row: Andrew, Fuad, Abdul Malik, Nabil, Chan Tat Hon, Ibrahim, Maritz, Uda Thith, Robert Ong

U14 Team photo taken at SJI field, Bras Brasah 29 June 1981
Back row: Maritz, Fuad, Sofjan, Andrew, Lee Siang, Fazlur, Peck Kong Wah, Mustaffa, Hisham
Front: Razif, Ibrahim, Izan, Ganesan, Robert Ong, Uda Thith, Chan Tat Hon

U18 Tournament Full Results

26 March   vs Umar Palavar Tamil   8-0 {Teo L H (6), Ravi (2)}
2 Apr         vs SAJC                       5-0 {Teo L H (3), Ravi (2)}
6 Apr         vs Rangoon Road Sec   6-0 {Teo L H (4), Pereira, Swarnapala}
9 Apr         vs Balestier Hill            5-0 {Wong C K, Teo L H (2), Ravi (2)}
23 Apr       vs Monk's Hill               3-0 {Teo L H, Ravi, Khanisan}

2nd Round
27 Apr       vs Siglap Sec                2-1 {Teo L H (2)}
29 Apr       vs Boys Town VI           5-1 {Teo L H (3), Wong C K (1), Chan K F (1)}
5 May         vs Serangoon Sec        1-1 {Teo L H}

11 May       vs CJC                        1-1 {Teo L H }
2 July         vs Sang Nila Utama     2-2 {Teo L H, Wong C K }
4 July         vs Tun Seri Lanang      3-0 {Teo L H (2) Wong C K}

8 July         vs Serangoon Sec        2-1 (Chan Kok Fatt, Teo Liang Huat)

(See New Nation report)

17 July 1981 U18 Soccer Final at Jln Besar Stadium
This was the final year which RI fielded a Post Sec team. 1982 would see the separation and then the beginning of RJC.

RI 3 (Wong Chin Koon, Richard Pereira, Teo Liang Huat)   
Catholic Junior College 0

1981 Finals Lineup
Ang Pooh Eng (GK), Saharuruddin (LB), Boey Yin Cheong (RB), Richard Pereira (Sweeper), Woon Hin Keng (Stopper), Kanesan (MF), Ravi Chandran (MF), Swarnapala (MF), Chan Kok Fatt (RWing), Wong Chin Koon (LWing), Teo Liang Huat (Striker)
Sub: Khaider (16) for Kanesan

After the final at Jln Besar Stadium

Before the final at Jln Besar Stadium

 White away strip
Green Home strip
Our dear coach, the late Suhaimi


Mytfastss said...


I buy old, molded vinyl soccer balls from the 1970's. I see a few in the pictures of "RI soccer 1981". Is it possible that these soccer balls are still around today? I'm sure there are a few left from the 1970's, early 1980's floating around. Anyways, if you know of anyone who still has old, molded footballs from the 70's, and they were match used, I'd really like to buy them for a generously fair price. I'm only looking for molded footballs, not glued or stitched. Thanks....

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