Prime League • March 26, 2014

Prime League: Rams Snap Protector’s Winning Streak; Tigers Record First Win


Written by: Phoon Jia Hui

Home United dropped points for the first time in the Great Eastern Yeo’s Prime League after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Woodlands Wellington.

In a clash at the Woodlands Stadium, the Protectors went in front just before the interval through skipper Haziq Azman but Woodlands’ Sa’id Wasil levelled things in the 59th minute to earn his side a point against the league leaders.

Elsewhere at the Bukit Gombak Stadium, Tanjong Pagar United’s unbeaten run came to a halt after a 2-1 reverse to National Football Academy (NFA) U18.

Taufiq Muqminin struck the winner in the 52nd minute for the Cubs, right after Shafiq Noh cancelled out Iqram Rifqi’s 46th-minute opener.

Reigning champions Balestier Khalsa meanwhile picked up their first win of the season with a 2-0 win over NFA U17 at the Jurong West Stadium.

First-half goals from Saeki Osamura and V Sathiyamoorthy were enough for D. Tokijan’s side to lift themselves off the bottom of the table on goal difference.

At the Choa Chu Kang Stadium, Warriors FC and Hougang United played out a goalless draw as the former team extended their unbeaten run to three games although all have ended in stalemates.

The game between Singapore Cubs and Geylang International was postponed.

Week 4 Results

National Football Academy U18 2 (Iqram Rifqi 46’, Taufiq Muqminin 52’) Tanjong Pagar United 1 (Shafiq Noh 51’)

Warriors FC 0 Hougang United 0

National Football Academy U17 0 Balestier Khalsa 2 (Saeki Osamura 31’, V Sathiyamoorthy 43’)

Woodlands Wellington 1 (Sa’id Wasil 59’) Home United 1 (Haziq Azman 44’)

Week 5 Fixtures

28 March (Friday)

Tampines Rovers vs National Football Academy U17 (Clementi Stadium, 7.30pm)

30 March (Sunday)

Tanjong Pagar United vs Warriors FC (Queenstown Stadium, 5pm)

Geylang International vs National Football Academy U18 (Bedok Stadium, 5pm)

31 March (Monday)

Home United vs Singapore Cubs (Bishan Stadium, 7.30pm)

1 April (Tuesday)

Balestier Khalsa vs Woodlands Wellington (Toa Payoh Stadium, 7.30pm)

Suspended for Week 5: Azan Jaya (Balestier Khalsa), Afiq Nordin (Geylang International)

Suspension carried forward from 2013: Muhammad Wyldan Bin Wisam, Muhammad Safwan Ramlan (Geylang International)