League Cup • July 13, 2014
Protectors Hope To End Group Stage With Perfect Record
StarHub League Cup Group C
Home United vs Singapore Recreation Club (NFL)
(July 14, Monday, 8.00pm, Bishan Stadium)
Written by: Muhammad Yazid
Home United host National Football League’s Division One team, Singapore Recreation Club (SRC) at the Bishan Stadium on Monday night in their second and final game of Group C in the StarHub League Cup.
The outcome of their first game was least expected as they thrashed Woodlands Wellington 6-1 and that win has most probably secured their quarter-final berth.
With three points in their bag, the only possibility for the Protectors to finish third in the group and get knocked out would be in a case of goal difference, and even that seems improbable as they are already relishing a goal difference of five, after the massive defeat over Woodlands.
However, merely qualifying would not be enough for a team of high standards, and Lee Lim Saeng’s side would be keen to cap off the group with another win to secure the top spot, this time it being over SRC.
“I am still going to field in my best eleven, if there are no injury problems,” Lee said.
“I hope the players i choose put on a constant performance this friday.”
Having had six different scorers in the last game, Home has a huge list of players to rely on in banging the goals.
SRC on the other hand were the victims of a narrow 1-0 defeat to Woodlands, and would be needing at least a win to ensure qualification for the quarter-finals.
Their team manager, S.Mogan admitted that it would be a very difficult task.
“Home is a a very good side and we are the underdogs. We will try our best and see how things go,” he revealed.
The NFL side would be relying on former Singapore International Itimi Dickson to bang the goals in while former S.League player Daniel Hammond would be looking to keep Fazrul Nawaz and Lee Kwan Woo at bay.
Home United – WWWDL
8/7/14 Woodlands Wellington 1-6 Home United (StarHub League Cup)
3/7/14 Loyola Meralco Sparks (PHI) 1-2 Home United (RHB Singapore Cup QF 2nd Leg)
30/6/14 Home United 2-0 Loyola Meralco Sparks (PHI) (RHB Singapore Cup QF 1st Leg)
23/6/14 Home United 0-0 Woodlands Wellington
20/6/14 Balestier Khalsa 3- Home United
Singapore Recreation Club (NFL) – LDWLW
11/6/14 Woodlands Wellington 1-0 Singapore Recreation Club (StarHub League Cup)
22/6/14 Singapore Recreation Club 0-0 Singapore Cricket Club
15/6/14 Tiong Bahru Football Club 1-2 Singapore Recreation Club
8/6/14 Singapore Recreation Club 0-3 Sporting Westlake Football Club
1/6/14 Admiralty Football Club 0-2 Singapore Recreation Club
25/5/14 Singapore Recreation Club 0-1 Eunos Crescent Football Club