Singapore Premier League • April 14, 2014
Stewart Unfazed By Defeat; Lee Pleased With Good Run
Written by: Muhammad Yazid
Woodlands Wellington crashed to their second consecutive defeat following a 3-0 loss to Home United on Sunday evening.
This came on the heels of their first loss of the season to Warriors FC last week, but Woodlands coach Darren Stewart admitted that it was no less than his side deserved.
“They (Home) are an outstanding team. My boys tried everything they could against a quality team,“ Stewart said.
“Home is one of the biggest clubs in Singapore together with Warriors. So I am not disappointed with the scoreline.”
However, the Australian thought that his team had put up a tough fight till Home scored their second goal.
”Till we conceded the second goal with 10 minutes to go, we were maintaining a good character throughout and we matched them for 75 minutes, still being in the game,” he continued.
“I introduced Bah Mamadou into the game and played him upfront, with the effort to try and pinch something like how we wanted to against Warriors but it didn’t come off tonight, not even close,” Stewart admitted.
Stewart’s opposite number Lee Lim Saeng was delighted with the performance that accompanied the win, as he repeatedly praised his players.
“Credit goes to my players. What we needed to show is the commitment on the pitch, we are getting together as a team and I am happy to see that,“ Lee said.
“I asked my players to concentrate hard and they all did their individual jobs in tonight’s match.“
The South Korean also believed that the win not only represented three points, but could also act as an catalyst to kick-start the Protectors’ climb to the summit of the league table.
“I am very happy to see the players’ effort and I believe we can catch up on the table if we keep this form,“ Lee said. “This win is good for the whole team and my players deserved to win it.”