It was a good day for The British International School A division teams on Saturday when they lifted the U8 and U14 division titles and won their semi-final Greenfields Cup games in the C/D/E category.
In U8, JIS PIE were unable to stop BIS running-out 3-1 winners and thereby give JIS PEL the chance of a play-off place and a shot at the title. Two goals from Callum McCombie and a second half strike from Dylan Hershon was always going to be too much for a plucky JIS PIE side who scored a consolation goal care-of Ossian Allansson just before half-time. With 7 wins and a draw BIS Red finish on 22 points and will lift the U8A trophy on May 19th, ahead of JIS PEL and SD Al Fath as joint runners-up.
In U14, SMPI Al Azhar gave a below-par performance and never really got going despite scoring an early goal when Fadhil Handoko broke through and slotted home with ease mid-way through the first half... When Terence Lim converted from close range after a series of clever passing moves BIS grew in confidence and two goals in the second half from Danny Standish allowed the home side to settle their nerves and hold-out for what was a comfortable 3-1 victory.
Game of the day however was the top-of-the –clash and probable championship decider at the Global Jaya venue between Netherlands International School and Dian Harapan in U8C which saw Dian Harapan claw their way to the top of the division on equal points with NIS in a real nail-biter. With seconds left on the clock Dian Harapan slotted home the winner to go 5-4 up after a goalmouth melee and send their mass supporters into wild hysterics.
In the U16A All-Girls division, a top of the table clash between Jakarta International School and Negeri Tiga Cibinong finished in a goalless draw as neither side could find a way through and leaves both teams locked together on 7 points. JIS White, in U16B, downed the German International School 2-0 and Central School overcame Singapore International 1-0 to stay in contention in the title race. Sinar Mas World Academy move into second place in the division following a convincing 2-0 win over Global Jaya.The divisions are coming down to-the-wire over the next 3 weeks and many teams are now finished for the season. Make sure that your coaches respond to the Gala Day ticket application as we will limit seats in the auditorium for the event with a strict policy on the night.