Port Darwin Football Club played The Bali Football Acadamy in a friendly at Lapangan Samudra Stadium in Kuta, Indonesia in October 2019.
This was the inaugural International Friendly Port Darwin Football Club has ever played, so the team was excited to put in a good showing.
The Wharifes had control of the game early with a ton of possession and created numerous chances in front of goal. The Bali FA goalkeeper pulled off three tremendous saves to keep them in the game. After a brilliant piece of play in the midfield, Port capsulized on a rare Bali FA mistake to take the lead in the 27min. Bali FA got back into the game with some counter-attacks down both wings but the Port defense stood tall. The score going into the first break was 1-0 to The Wharfies.
The second half started very much the same as the first with Port controlling the game and creating numerous opportunities in front of goal. After some great build-up work from the defense Port made it 2-0 in the 59min with a well taken shot. Bali FA pushed player’s forward to get back into the game with a number of near chances going the way of Port. Port didn’t have to wait long to go 3-0 up with a superbly taken volley from the edge of the 6-yard box.
The game was played in the right spirit the game finished 3-0 to the Wharfies. Thank you to Bali Football Academy for the hospitality and we’ll see you again in 2020 #theworldgame #portdarwinfcabroad