Singapore Premier League • June 18, 2014

DPMM Look To Halt Losing Streak


Courts Young Lions vs Brunei DPMM

(June 18, Wednesday, 7.30pm, Jalan Besar Stadium)

Written by: Muhammad Yazid

This is a game between title-chasers DPMM and Singapore’s development side Courts Young Lions in the Great Eastern Yeo’s S.League, and things may turn out great for the hosts.

DPMM are on a woeful run, having not tasted victories in four games. They have lost three  of their last four games, notably against Warriors FC, Home United and subsequently Tampines Rovers. The run of losses seem to have affected morale as they could only drew with Geylang International in their last match.

However, the Young Lions will do best not to forget the 6-1 whooping they received at the reverse fixture early this season, as DPMM ran riot at the Hassanal Bolkiah National stadium then.

The Young Lions will do well to pay close attention to Rodrigo Tosi , who has been scoring goals for fun.

However, one can never discount the hosts. They have sprung up surprises in the league, and even earned a draw against Home United this season.

It is a must-win for the Wasps as anything less than that might result to them moving three spots down to fourth, with Warriors FC, Home United and Tampines Rovers being their closest rivals.

Sahil Suhaimi has been a revelation for his team since his return to the squad, and if he can sneak in a goal, there is no telling how this game may end up.

Key Men To Watch

Courts Young Lions: Shameer Aziq

He came on as a first-half substitute in the last game against Tanjong Pagar United and dazzled the right side of the pitch with his speed and almost pulled a goal back for his side with a header, despite him not being the tallest of players.

There would be no surprise if he starts the game against DPMM given his ability to work well with Canadian compatriots Jordan Webb and Sherif El-Masri, and skipper Sahil.

Brunei DPMM: Joe Gamble

The central midfield general is an expert when it comes to pulling his team together when defending and pushing the forwards and wingers to open spaces.

According to InStat, 92% of his passes were accurate, having won 75% of attacking challenges in one DPMM’s previous games.

Courts Young Lions – LDLLD

12/6/14    Tanjong Pagar United 3-0 Courts Young Lions

9/6/14      Courts Young Lions 0-0 Geylang International

23/5/14    Courts Young Lions 1-2 Tampines Rovers

15/5/14    Balestier Khalsa 3-1 Courts Young Lions

7/5/14      Courts Young Lions 1-1 Home United


10/6/14    Tampines Rovers 2-1 Brunei DPMM

6/6/14      Brunei DPMM 2-3 Home United

31/5/14    Global FC 0-7 Brunei DPMM (RHB Singapore Cup)

22/5/14    Warriors FC 1-0 Brunei DPMM

14/5/14    Brunei DPMM 2-1 Albirex NIigata (S)

Head to Head (S.League)

6/4/14      Brunei DPMM 6-1 Courts Young Lions

27/9/13    Courts Young Lions 2-3 Brunei DPMM

25/5/13    Brunei DPMM 1-1 Courts Young Lions

7/3/13      Courts Young Lions 0-3 Brunei DPMM

13/9/12    Courts Young Lions 1-3 Brunei DPMM

6/4/12      Brunei DPMM 1-0 Courts Young Lions