News • June 14, 2016

Warriors Prowling For An Improved Performance


Written by: Shawn Lim

Warriors FC vs Geylang International

(Wednesday, 15 June, 8pm, Choa Chu Kang Stadium)

After coming close to snatching a point off Great Eastern Yeo’s S.League leaders Albirex Niigata the last time out, Warriors FC will again look to arrest their bad run of results when they welcome Geylang International to Choa Chu Kang Stadium.

The Rhinos did well to come back from a two-goal deficit against the White Swans, but poor defending and two red cards allowed the Japanese side to snatch maximum points right at the death, leaving Warriors with their sixth defeat in 13 games.

With only two wins so far this season, the nine-time league champions know that while a title charge is impossible at this stage, there is still time to salvage what’s left of their season, starting on Wednesday night.

Having most recently played the Eagles in the RHB Singapore Cup where they were knocked out after losing 2-1, Warriors will have the added incentive of getting one over the Bedok-based club.

However, their task will not be easy, as Geylang have won four out of their five recent games in all competitions and have also added quality to their side in the mid-season transfer window.

The likes of Mark Hartmann and Robert Camarasa, who played for Global FC and Levante in La Liga respectively, have joined the already exciting squad under rookie coach Hasrin Jailani.

Hartmann, who will be the first Filipino to play in the S.League, will replace Branko Cubrilo, who has only netted three goals in 10 games. Camarasa on the other hand, is signed as a Prime League player and iis tipped to contribute to the first-team squad.

The Eagles however, will not be able to select Hartmann immediately, as he is still carrying a knock and has not received his work permit, but will be able to call upon Shariff Samat who has completed his two-weeks jail sentence.

Warriors will miss the services of Ismail Yunos and Zulfadli Zainal after both were sent off against the White Swans, but will have the rest of the squad available.

Suspensions: Ismail Yunos and Zulfadli Zainal (both Warriors FC)

Warriors FC – LDDLL

10/06/16  Albirex Niigata (S) 3-2 Warriors FC (S.League)

27/05/16  Geylang International 2-1 Warriors FC (Singapore Cup)

20/05/16  Warriors FC 1-1 Balestier Khalsa (S.League)

17/05/16  Warriors FC 0-0 Tampines Rovers (S.League)

12/05/16  Garena Young Lions 3-1 Warriors FC (S.League)

Geylang International – WWWLW

27/05/16  Geylang International 2-1 Warriors FC (Singapore Cup)

20/05/16  Albirex Niigata (S) 2-0 Geylang International (S.League)

14/05/16  Balestier Khalsa 1-3 Geylang International (S.League)

05/0616   Geylang International 3-1 Garena Young Lions (S.League)

30/04/16  Brunei DPMM 1-2 Geylang International (S.League)

Head to Head (S.League)

01/04/16  Geylang International 2-2 Warriors FC

20/11/15  Geylang International 6-0 Warriors FC

29/08/15  Warriors FC 1-1 Geylang International

02/05/15  Geylang International 3-1 Warriors FC

16/05/14  Geylang International 0-1 Warriors FC