Written by: Nevin Gabriel Khoo
Home United reignite their AFC Cup dream, taking advantage of Hougang United’s loss to newly-crowned Great Eastern Yeo’s S.League champions Albirex Niigata (S) the previous day, as they defeated Balestier Khalsa 5-0 at the Toa Payoh Stadium on Saturday night.
With an AFC Cup slot firm in their sight, the Protectors wasted no time in stamping their dominance early in the match, scoring the first goal in the 12th minute. Ambroise Begue’s freekick deep into the box found Song who eluded his marker to thump home the opening goal of the match.
Home United will be looking to get into the driver’s seat in the race for the AFC Cup spot as they face Balestier Khalsa in the Great Eastern Yeo’s S.League at the Toa Payoh Stadium on Saturday night.
With three games left to play, Home United very much in with a shot at the qualifying for the AFC Cup. They sit in fifth place, a point behind Hougang United, currently occupying the second-best local side spot.
Written by: Ryan Low
Hougang United’s quest to finish third in the Great Eastern-Yeo’s S.League took a huge blow as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by second-from-bottom Balestier Khalsa at the Hougang Stadium on Saturday night.
The Cheetahs led through an early Stipe Plazibat strike, but the hosts paid the price for not finishing off their chances as they were eventually pegged back by Syafiq Zainal’s goal midway through the second half.