News • July 25, 2016

The New Paper League Cup 2016: Eagles And Warriors On Quest For Redemption

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Written by: Shawn Lim

The New Paper League Cup Plate Semi-Final

Geylang International vs Warriors FC
(Monday, 25 July, 7.30pm, Bedok Stadium)

After finishing third and fourth respectively in their The New Paper League Cup 2016 groups, Geylang International and Warriors FC will meet in the Plate semi-final on Monday night at Bedok Stadium.

The Eagles only managed one win in their League Cup, defeating an under-strength Albirex Niigata (S) 1-0 in their last Group B game following a draw and a loss to Balestier Khalsa and Home United respectively.

Warriors on the other hand, failed to win any of their games in Group A, losing heavily to the likes of Hougang United, Tampines Rovers and Brunei DPMM and only found the back of the net once.

After reflecting on his side’s poor performances in the League Cup, Eagles coach Hasrin Jailani is ready to look ahead and try to add a trophy in his first season in charge at the Bedok-based club.

“Now we’re in the Plate competition and we’ll try to win it, just like how we try to win every game,” the tactician told the media after the win against the White Swans.

“Of course as a club and personally, we want to win something this year.”

The Eagles will welcome back Nor Azli Yusoff and Al-Qaasimy Rahman after the duo were suspended against Albirex, while Warriors will miss Emmeric Ong and Andy Ahmad, who both picked up their second yellow card of the competition against the Cheetahs.

Suspension: Emmeric Ong and Andy Ahmad (Warriors FC)

Geylang International – LDDLW

22/07/16  Geylang International 1-0 Albirex Niigata (S) (League Cup)
18/07/16  Geylang International 0-5 Home United (League Cup)
14/07/16  Balestier Khalsa 2-2 Geylang International (League Cup)
01/07/16  Geylang International 2-2 Albirex Niigata (S) (Singapore Cup)
28/06/15  Albirex Niigata (S) 2-0 Geylang International (Singapore Cup)

Warriors FC – WWLLL

21/07/16  Hougang United 4-1 Warriors FC (League Cup)
17/07/16  Warriors FC 0-3 Tampines Rovers (League Cup)
13/07/16  Brunei DPMM 4-0 Warriors FC (League Cup)
23/06/16  Hougang United 1-3 Warriors FC (S.League)
15/06/16  Warriors FC 2-0 Geylang International (S.League)