News • May 20, 2016
Five-Star Protectors Crush Wasps
Written By: Stanley Yeo
High flying Home United cruised to their fourth victory on the trot as they dismantled defending champions Brunei DPMM with the scoreline of 5-0 at Bishan Stadium on Thursday night.
The contrast in performances was startling as the the host played with confidence and swagger, entertaining the crowd with inventive passes and flicks while the Wasps looked like a shadow of themselves without the suspended Paulo Sergio.
With Azwan Ali stuttering in the middle of the park, Brunei DPMM FC found it difficult to navigate past Home United’s tight defense.
The visitors had a brilliant chance to seize the lead right from kick off as a lapse in concentration by Home United defender Shahrin allowed Shah Razen to get his shot off inside the six-yard box, only to be denied by an alert Zulfairuz Rudy.
A brilliant solo effort by Azhar Sairudin gave Home United an early lead in the ninth minute. Picking the ball up near the halfway line, the nifty midfielder dribbled past a series of defenders before smashing the ball past Wardun Yussof from a tight angle.
Six minutes before half time, Home United struck again with the best team goal S.League have seen this season. The Protectors countered with razor sharp precision as Faris Ramli finished off the move through a first-time volley.
Although Home United looked shaky at the back during the early periods of second half, they recovered quickly to regain control of the game.
Danish hitman Ken Ilso puts up an exquisite performance in the second half with a brilliant brace on the counter while substitute Syahiran Miswan wrapped things up for the Bishan outfit with a goal six minutes from the final whistle.
With the latest victory, Home United leap forward into third placing and cement their place as a title challenger.
Home United Coach Philippe Aw: “ Credit to the boys, I think we sent out a signal of intent. Our season is on track and we can get better.
They gave us a run at the start but once we settled down, they found it difficult to match us. It could have been many more but we will take five nil.”
Brunei DPMM Coach Steve Kean: “ Definitely disappointed. Probably the worst result but I am more concerned with the performance.
The performances of the players tonight do not deserve anything, they were second to everything. Basics which we usually do very well, we did not do any of it at all.
Fortunately we have a long time to deal with it before our next match. The next time you see our team, we will be much better than that.”
Home United: Zulfairuz (GK), Juma’at (C) (19’ Redzwan Atan), Abdil, Shahrin, Camara, Shamil, Song, Aqhari (67’ Syahiran Miswan), Azhar Sairudin (78’ Sufianto Salleh), Faris Ramli, Ken Ilso
Brunei DPMM: Rosmin (C), Wardun (GK), Mclean, Azwan Salleh, Azwan Ali (45’ Adi Said), Najib, Maudidi ( 45’ Hendra Azam), Helmi Zembin (60’ Awangku Fakharrazi), Rafael Ramazotti, Yura Indera, Shahrazen