Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Great night for Singapore football

Last night's AFC fixtures saw a battle within a battle with clubs from Singapore and Malaysia fighting out their own private Battle of the Causeway and it was teams from the city state who came out on some margin!

Home or away, it didn't matter as both Home United and Singapore Armed Forces, known as the uniform clubs as they are Civil Defence and Armed Forces clubs, netted for fun against their northern neighbours.

At the Ipoh Stadium, Perak, the home side fell before an Alexander Duric inspired onslaught from the visiting SAF. Duric, newly naturalised a Singapore citizen, netted four goals as SAF continued their impressive start to the season. 100% record in the SLeague, this win means the Warriors have played seven games in all competitions this season and scored 27 goals in the process.

At Jalan Besar Home United came up against treble winners from Malaysia Kedah and thumped them 5-1 also giving them a perfect start. Home have drawn just once so far after seven games all in and have managed 26 goals themselves. Despite giving the visiting Malaysians a goal start Home turned on the heat with Kengne Ludovick 32' 58', Shahril Ishak 36' and Peres De Oliveira 70' 82'(pen) turning the screw on Kedah.

While both Singaporean clubs are cruising against the best that Hong Kong, Maldives and Malaysia can throw up the true test of how far the nation has developed will only come when they get drawn against the West Asian nations who dominated this tournament last season.


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