Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Eagles Plummet Home
There has been a wonderful freshness to the SLeague in its opening weeks as teams like Hougang United and Balestier Khalsa have flirted with the top positions but the weekend just gone has shown the traditional big boys flexing their muscles and how.
Tampines won the title last year, confirming the triumph with a 5-0 rout of Balestier Khalsa. Along the way they routed Woodlands Wellington 5-0. But the Rams are one of those teams who have started the season better. The Stags though found form with prolific striker Aleksander Duric netting a hat trick and midfielder Mustafic Fahrudding adding the fourth.
Last season Home United had to defeat Geylang and hope Tampines slipped up againt Balestier to secure the title. They also thumped Geylang but to no avail. Last weekend though they met the Eagles one more time and this time they massacred them on home soil, winning 7-1 and detting out serious marker for Tampines.
Shotara Ihata hit four to help Home while Frederic Mendy hit a couple and an og rounded off the rout, moving Home up to 5th place. Tampines are 9th but have a game in and on the rest
In more SLeague action, league leaders Albirex Niigata lost 2-1 away to DPMM for their first defeat of the season. They still lead the table with nine points from their opening four games with Balestier second on eight points and Hougang with DPMM on seven points.
Tampines host Tanjong Pagar tonight; victory will see them climb to level on points with Hougang and DPMM.
Who said Singapore football was boring?