Prime League • March 14, 2014
Prime League: Home Remains at Summit; Big Win For NFA U17
Written by: Phoon Jia Hui
Another week in the Great Eastern Yeo’s Prime League, another win for Home United.
The Protectors snatched a last-gasp 3-2 win over Tampines Rovers at the Clementi Stadium, thanks to Yeo Hgai Ngee’s 87th-minute winner as they extended their winning run.
Tampines captain Cameron Bell scored after just ten minutes but strikes from Syahiran Miswan and Shaheer Afiq midway through the first-half handed Home the advantage. Bell then leveled matters shortly after the hour mark but Yeo was the hero of the night as he popped up to seal three points for Home.
The National Football Academy (NFA) U17 were however the biggest winners of Week 2 when they romped to a 5-1 win over Geylang International despite falling behind first.
Syafiq Iderus gave the Eagles a shock first-half lead and that drew a fierce response from the home side after the break. Amiruldin Asraf equalized on the hour mark before a brace each from Andin Addie and Zulkhair Mustaffa rounded off the victory.
After edging the NFA U17 with a 1-0 win last week, Tanjong Pagar United lost to Woodlands Wellington by the exact same scoreline as Khairul Ariffin’s goal on 29 minutes was enough for the Rams to earn maximum points.
Meanwhile, Singapore Cubs were held to a 1-all draw by Hougang United at Jurong West Stadium.
Hazim Faiz netted for the second game running but Hougang’s Noor Faridzuan equalised in the 65th minute as the honours stayed even, with the Cheetahs remaining winless after two games.
There was only one match in Week 2 which failed to see a goal scored with Warriors FC and NFA U18 sharing the spoils in a goalless draw at the Bukit Gombak Stadium.
Week 2 Results
Singapore Cubs 1 (Hazim Faiz 34’) Hougang United 1 (Noor Faridzuan 65’)
National Football Academy U18 0 Warriors FC 0
Tampines Rovers 2 (Cameron Bell 10’, 62’) Home United 3 (Syahiran Miswan 24’, Shaheer Afiq 34’, Yeo Hgai Ngee 87’)
Woodlands Wellington 1 (Khairul Ariffin 29’) Tanjong Pagar United 0
National Football Academy U17 5 (Amiruldin Asraf 60’, Andin Addie 62’, 84’, Zulkhair Mustaffa 86’, 90’) Geylang International 1 (Syafiq Iderus 30’)
Week 3 Matches
13th March (Thursday)
Home United vs NFA U17 (Bishan Stadium, 7.30pm)
14th March (Friday)
Balestier Khalsa vs Tampines Rovers (Toa Payoh Stadium, 7.30pm)
15th March (Saturday)
Hougang United vs NFA U18 (Hougang Stadium, 5pm)
Tanjong Pagar United vs Singapore Cubs (Queenstown Stadium, 5pm)
17th March (Monday)
Geylang International vs Woodlands Wellington (Bedok Stadium, 7.30pm)
Suspended for Week 3: Zulkarnain Malik (Woodlands Wellington), Hyder Ismail, Afiq Nordin (both Geylang International)