Singapore Premier League • May 4, 2014

Weaver: We Will Bounce Back From The Defeat


Written by: Khalis Rifhan

Despite the 4-1 thumping by Home United in the Great Eastern Yeo’s S.League match, Warriors FC coach Alex Weaver believed it was a one-off and that his charges were capable of a better showing than what was delivered against their uniformed rivals.

Indra Sahdan Daud struck twice after half-time to clinch all three points for the Bishan-based club after Hafiz Rahim cancelled out Fazrul Nawaz’s opener in the first-half.

Bruno Castanheira then put the icing on the cake in second-half stoppage time to cap off an impressive performance from Home.

“It is very disappointing and we are much better than that. We stop doing certain things that allowed Home United a bit more space,” said Weaver after the match.

“Our strongest 11 against theirs is better than what we saw tonight and it will be different the next time we play them.

“Their midfield movement and penetration is very good. We did not deal with that in the second half. We will get back together, have a look at things and move on,” added the former Hougang United coach.

Weaver was confident that his team will not be affected by the defeat and demanded that his players dish out a better performance in future matches.

“We are developing together and we have to rough with the smooth and bounce back from this, for sure.”

Weaver’s opposite number Lee Lim Saeng was no doubt delighted with the win.

“My players deserved to win the match and I am very happy,” said Lee whose team bounced back from a 4-1 defeat to Albirex Niigata (S) in the previous round.

“First half is not bad, we dominated possession but did not create as much chances as the second half.

“We only played 10 matches in the league and there are still many match. Every match is important for us,” explained the ex-South Korean international.