The game started with both teams having the share of possession, but with no real close chances.
On 23 minutes Mike Mountford received the ball out on the touch line, crossed well and fell to the awaiting Anthony Johnson. He lashed the ball from 22 yards with the outside of his left foot, curling away from the Flamengo keeper into the back of the net for 1-0.
Shirley then pressed hard with a few chances going close, but the closest came just before halftime, when Mountford saw a double effort on goal thwarted twice by the Flamengo keeper.
The second half saw Shirley relax a little & this allowed Flamengo back into the game. The Flamengo no.15, who came on sub, immediately made an impact, with some quick feet & trickery. He went one further on 55 minutes, when he sprinted down the touchline. His cross-shot looped over Darren Brown in goal to bring the game back all square.
A disappointing day, when Shirley could have come away 6-1 winners in the last 10 minutes! But Flamengo though who dug in and kept Shirley out in a frantic last 10 minutes.