FC's third game was against CBD Boys who were
playing their final Group B fixture. For Kazakhstan,
if they could build on their victory in the last
game they would put themselves in a great position
to qualify for the Cup. For CBD Boys, it was down
to pride and trying to get some momentum going
into the Plate. They had suffered two narrow defeats
in their last three games so they would hope to
turn performances into points.
was first blood to the team from Muscat as Majid
Bastani's second goal of the day gave his team
a well needed lead. It was a lead they were to
take into the break. What could Kazakhstan FC
muster in the second half? Well, it was a sterling
display as they dominated the second half but
for long periods they were frustrated by the CBD
Boys defence and the post. Kazakhstan FC had developed
a tactic of a long-throw from Mik Nelson to Brian
Leigh at the far post, he would draw out a defender
and lay it off to Phillip Beeston who would strike
at goal. First time round the tactic almost worked
as Beeston hit the post.
Boys had been warned but when Brian Leigh was
left unmarked at the far post shortly after, Kazakhstan
tried the same tactic and this time with success.
Kazakhstan FC were level at 1-1. They looked the
more likely team to win it but the referee's whistle
for full time ensured the final score remained
at 1-1. The final score put Kazakhstan FC in 3rd
place and CBD Boys had their first points.