DPMM FC are just on a whole different level.
Brunei's only professional football team switched gears in the second half to demolish DST Super League side, Royal Brunei Armed Forces Sports Council (MS ABDB), 7-0 in a friendly yesterday at the Jerudong Mini Stadium.
Both teams were all square at 0-0 at halftime despite DPMM FC getting the lion share of chances in front of goal.
DPMM FC finally broke the deadlock in the 56th minute from a set piece.
Sairol Hj Sahari rose head and shoulders above others to head home a freekick from the left to put his team up.
It was from another deadball that DPMM FC doubled their lead.
This time it was Portuguese striker Joao Vitor Rocha De Carvalho Moreira who netted after connecting from a corner kick in the 65th minute.
DPMM FC added to their tally three minutes later after on-trial player, Brazilian Hilton Mauro Moreira, outmuscled his defender to rifle in his shot.
It was more one-way traffic and DPMM FC got their fourth goal of the match in the 71st minute.
Shahrazen Said had made a good run on the left to put the ball to Md Najib Hj Tarif in the centre before laying it off for Md Helmi Zambin to score.
DPMM FC were not letting their foot off the pedal and added another to the scoresheet.
This time Md Helmi turned provider as he whipped in a cross from the right for Shahrazen to head home in the 76th minute.
Md Maududi Hilmi Kasmi also got his name on the scoresheet two minutes later, rifling the ball home from inside the box to make it 6-0.
Shahrazen once again played the provider after he put the ball through to Sairol to score his second of the game from point blank range to complete the rout.
The team are preparing for the upcoming Singapore League (S-League) season with their first match scheduled for February 20.
They have one more slot for a foreign signing left as they have confirmed four imports so far with the signings of Croatian defender Dino Drpic, Portuguese striker Joao Vitor Rocha De Carvalho Moreira, Guadeloupean midfielder Stephane Auvray and Brazilian defender Tales Ricarte dos Santos.
Drpic arrived in the early hours yesterday and did not feature in the friendly match while Tales is still nursing an injury and only set to return to action next month.
-Yee Chun Leong
The Brunei Times
8 hours ago