Match Number: 019

Date 5 April 2001 Time 7:30:00 PM


Home Team Clementi Khalsa FC Away Team Sembawang Rangers FC

Stadium Clementi Attendance 2,502

Referee Ismail Surdi Reserve Referee Subash Lazar

Assistant Referee 1 M. Ganesan Assistant Referee 2 Tang Yew Mun

Match Commissioner Franklin Miranda

SLEAGUE.COM Man of the Match: Vlado Bozinoski (Clementi Khalsa FC)

Match Details

By Justin Gek

Clementi Khalsa produced a stunning performance to beat the Sembawang Rangers with a score of 4 - 1 in favour of the former at the Clementi Stadium last night.

The home team made the perfect start when striker Eric Francis scored after beating the offside trap and side-footed into the bottom left corner from 10 yards.

The Stallions came back strongly and drew level with captain Tawan Sripan crashed the awarded penalty kick into the roof of the net. Player coach Vlado Bozinoski had no choice to bring down the Thai midfielder Thawatchai Ongtrakul before he tried to shoot in the box.

The Japanese striker Michiaki Kakimoto struck first in the 65th minute of the second half and then put the issue beyond doubt with a second 15th minute before the final whistle.

His first goal came from a long cross from the right by veteran Enest Tapai that allowed him to burst through before firing home easily. Rangers keeper Yazid Yasin stood helplessly looking at the ball passing him by.

Striker Michiaki Kakimoto scored his second goal from close range after a defensive mix-up.

It seemed like the Stallions had not learnt from the previous encounter with the mighty warrior in how to defend and break in number. The aggressive opposition were always ready to pounce on any error and did so with their wealth of experiences.

The sending off of defender Satria Mad meant more trouble for the Stallions as fearless Niweat Siriwong was forced to play up front with his Thai teammates due to slight injury.

Player coach Vlado Bozinoski continued his trend of scoring marvellous free kicks. This time he curled a 25 yard direct free-kick over the wall and on the right-hand angle.

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Official Match Statictics below:

Clementi Khalsa FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Shamsuri Ahmad GK

2 Imran Zainal MF

3 Quek Hock Tiong DF

7 Ernest Tapai MF

8 Vlado Bozinoski MF

9 Eric Francis FW

10 Michiaki Kakimoto FW

11 Fahmie Abdullah MF

13 Sha'izad Jaffar MF

14 Hasnim Haron MF

15 Sophian Ahmad Repha'ee DF

Sembawang Rangers FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Yazid Yasin GK

3 Niweat Siriwong DF

5 Satria Mad DF

6 Taufiq Samadi DF

8 Khairani Sanuci DF

9 Bamrung Boonprom FW

10 Tawan Sripan MF

11 Thawatchai Ongtrakul MF

13 Ismail Fitrey FW

14 M Ramesh MF

17 Ibrahim Noh MF

Clementi Khalsa FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

6 Hafiz Esah FW

18 P Titani MF

20 Abdul Wafi Othman MF

22 Phang Chin Guan GK

27 Neo Chee Seong DF

31 Emmanuel Unaka DF

Sembawang Rangers FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

2 Nur Yusman DF

12 Rafi Mouhamadally MF

16 Imran Sahib MF

20 Norazami Ali Hassan GK

23 Faizal Senin MF

28 Ismail Saleh Salim FW

Clementi Khalsa FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

9 Eric Francis 12

10 Michiaki Kakimoto 65

8 Vlado Bozinoski 68

Sembawang Rangers FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

10 Tawan Sripan 55

Sembawang Rangers FC Own Goal

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

6 Taufiq Samadi 75

Clementi Khalsa FC Substitutions

Jersey No. Player(Out) >> Player(In) Event Time (min)

14 >> 20 Hasnim Haron >> Abdul Wafi Othman 78

9 >> 6 Eric Francis >> Hafiz Esah 81

7 >> 18 Ernest Tapai >> P Titani 89

Sembawang Rangers FC Substitutions

Jersey No. Player(Out) >> Player(In) Event Time (min)

14 >> 2 M Ramesh >> Nur Yusman 26

8 >> 4 Khairani Sanuci >> Azmi Mahamud 70

17 >> 12 Ibrahim Noh >> Rafi Mouhamadally 76

Clementi Khalsa FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

7 Ernest Tapai 43

15 Sophian Ahmad Repha'ee 71

Sembawang Rangers FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

5 Satria Mad 19

5 Satria Mad 67

Sembawang Rangers FC Expulsions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

5 Satria Mad 67


Match Number: 020

Date 5 April 2001 Time 7:30:00 PM


Home Team Jurong FC Away Team Balestier Central FC

Stadium Jurong East Attendance 1,576

Referee N Santhan Reserve Referee Abduk Malik

Assistant Referee 1 Naseer Hussain Assistant Referee 2 Nordin Sawodi

Match Commissioner Sulaini Said

SLEAGUE.COM Man of the Match: Velimir Crijen (Jurong FC)

Match Details

By Ko Po Hui

There’s no place like home, how true it is in the case of the Jurong Cobras, as they recorded their first win of the season at their Jurong East Stadium, after 2 straight away losses in the hands of Tanjong Pagar Utd and Home Utd.

Perharps, it was the eagerness to prove to the critics that Jurong without V Sundramoorthy, the inspirational player-coach who was suspended for the game, can still survive that they put up a gallant performance that halt the mini-resurgence of the struggling Balestier Central.

In the place of the "Dazzler", in come the midfield veteran duo in the form of Marko Kraljevic and Velimir Crljen. Good vision and well reading of the game of these Croatian pair proved to be an invaluable asset to the team, as the Jurong frontline split the vulnerable Tiger’s defence into sixes-sevens, not forgetting to mention the speedy surging runs from Korean Park Tae Won and young Nigerian Itimi Edherefe on the wings.

Sensed the danger at the back, Abdullah Noor, the acting coach of Balestier, had no choice but redeployed captain Darren Stewart from frontline back to his usual sweeper role, which does paid dividends, as the Tigers proved to be impenetrable, that once it was renowned for, since the 1st half saw no less than 2 clear chances being cleared off the line.

But it was the middle of the pitch, where most of the game’s exciting plays took place, where the match resumed in the 2nd half, starring Velimir Crljen as the sole performer after Kraljevic was replaced before the start of the 2nd half, to ensure there’s still sufficient ammunition to cripple the visitors’ backline.

Eventually, in the 58th minute, a free kick from Crljen on the left was well met by former international, V Selvaraj, who headed home the solitary goal that seal up the game.

Defender Bojan Hodak almost headed home an identical goal in the 64th minute, unfortunately he had it over the crossbar, much to Balestier’s relieve.

Balestier also had its fair share of chances in this game, however, the absence of a commanding play-maker in the midfield, had limited its attacking option because it forced to utilise it’s flanks, but due to the fact that frontline was slow to move into spaces, when having the possession, most of the time, the crowd could only saw a dejected front of its strikers, namely Thai Daorueang Krogpol and 19-year old Dennis Lim, after they could only helplessly saw most of the balls intended for them being intercepted by the Jurong’s defenders.

The 2 possibilities to see a equaliser occurred in the 64th minute, when national defender Ali Imran Lomri freed himself on the left in one of counter-attacks, only to see his effort blocked by a well-positioned Bashir Khan, who also in the 67th stood in the way of Darren Stewart.

True to its reputation, the young Tigers still refused to give up the fight till the last very minute, as they continued to pile up the pressure trying in vain to search for that elusive equaliser, sad to say it was not to be Tiger’s night, as Lady Luck failed to smile on them.

This Jurong’s first victory of the season though came with a heavy price, as it was over-shadowed for the second straight expulsion of its players, this time Korean Park Tae Won was ordered off the pitch for elbowing Balestier’s defender Rizzal Hashim in the 81st minute.

Will the Jurong Cobras finally shed off it "inconsistency" tag after this match? We will see how it will cope without Sundram and Park in their next match.

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Official Match Statictics below:

Jurong FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Bashir Khan GK

3 Abdul Latiff Abdullah DF

5 Bojan Hodak DF

7 V Selvaraj MF

8 Marko Kraljevic MF

9 Toh Choon Ming FW

10 Velimir Crijen MF

12 A Siva Kumar MF

16 Park Tae Won FW

19 Goh Tat Chuan MF

22 Itimi Dickson Edherefe FW

Balestier Central FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Hairil Amin GK

5 Fabio Da Silva MF

6 Faizal Jumaat DF

7 Kozic Josip MF

8 Darren Stewart DF

15 Aidil Sulaiman MF

16 Johari Husin MF

17 Ali Imran Lomri MF

18 Daorueang Krongpol FW

19 Rizzal Hashim DF

22 Dennis Lim FW

Jurong FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

2 Zorkenan Yahya DF

6 Tamil Marren MF

11 E Vadevellu GK

13 Syed Idros Hassan DF

15 T Ramoo MF

17 Zakaria Awang MF

Balestier Central FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

3 Taufik Jailani (De-registered) FW

9 Ghazali Kamis MF

11 Isakhandar Karim FW

13 Iskandar Latiff DF

20 Shahrudin Samsudin DF

26 Daun Mathew MF

32 Faizal Sazali FW

Jurong FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

7 V Selvaraj 59

Jurong FC Substitutions

Jersey No. Player(Out) >> Player(In) Event Time (min)

8 >> 15 Marko Kraljevic >> T Ramoo 46

22 >> 6 Itimi Dickson Edherefe >> Tamil Marren 79

9 >> 17 Toh Choon Ming >> Zakaria Awang 90

Balestier Central FC Substitutions

Jersey No. Player(Out) >> Player(In) Event Time (min)

16 >> 26 Johari Husin >> Daun Mathew 26

7 >> 32 Kozic Josip >> Faizal Sazali 70

22 >> 13 Dennis Lim >> Iskandar Latiff 88

Jurong FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

16 Park Tae Won 61

22 Itimi Dickson Edherefe 70

1 Bashir Khan 85

Balestier Central FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

17 Ali Imran Lomri 37

1 Hairil Amin 67

6 Faizal Jumaat 79

Jurong FC Expulsions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

16 Park Tae Won 82


Match Number: 021

Date 6 April 2001 Time 7:30:00 PM


Home Team Singapore Armed Forces FC Away Team Gombak United FC

Stadium Choa Chu Kang Attendance 4360

Referee S.K Kennedy Reserve Referee Krishan Lai Giri

Assistant Referee 1 Mohd Ali Assistant Referee 2 Mohd Nasim

Match Commissioner Johana Bin Johari

SLEAGUE.COM Man of the Match: Stephen Ng (Gombak United FC)

Match Details

by Eswandy Sarip

A late revival from the Gombak Bulls and heroics by Bulls goalie Stephen Ng failed to stop the runaway machine of SAFFC from extending their bull run in the 2001 NTUC Income S.League. Goals from back-again Guinean playmaker Ballamodou Conde and young Azhar Jamil in the 2nd half sadly were not enough to inspire a complete Gombak turnaround. As Stephen thwarted the SAFFC frontline over and over again, an upset looked to be on the cards. Unfortunately SAFFC has again managed to pull through just enough for a victory.

The game started off furiously and it didnt take that long for hotshot SAFFC striker Mirko Grabovac to continue from where he left last week. In the 8th minute, an exchange of passes with Hafizat Jauharmi ended with Mirko rifling the ball into Stephen Ng’s left hand goal with the whole Gombak defence rooted to the ground.

7 minutes later, Mirko set up Thai livewire Kiatisuk Senamuang. The latter did not disappoint. His stiff grounder probably burnt some grass on its way into Stephen’s right hand post.

As it neared to half-time in the 28th minute, it was fast appearing to be a no-contest day for the champions when Rafi Ali smashed in the Warriors’ 3rd goal of the day. Somehow everyone was expecting an avalanche of goals past the hapless Stephen Ng.

The former national custodian however had other ideas. He turned stingy suddenly, stopping attempt after attempt by the Warriors. On the brink of half-time Stephen pulled off a great stop on Kiatisuk in a one-on-one situation.

In the 2nd half Gombak coach Moey Yoke Ham sent in Azhar Jamil to partner Moroccan star Merzagua Abderrazzak upfront. In turn Moey pulled ineffective Roy Yeo back to midfield. It turned fruitful when in the 52nd minute, SAFFC’s Tan Kim Leng was caught flat out by Merzagua. The latter then squared it decisively to find Conde who slipped past two SAFFC defenders before belting a left-footer past a sprawling Rezal Hassan to bulge the net.

Then 10 minutes later, one side of the 4 floodlights suddenly felt she’s had enough. Ironically, at the same time, somewhere in the eastern part of Singapore at Bedok Stadium, it was a similar scenario. Strange but true. Bookies at work? Ahah. Dubious eh?

The game carried on later and more wasted opportunities by the Warriors. Rafi Ali on the break, being one-on-one with Stephen, shot wide to hold the dubious honour of the miss of the night.

Gombak pressed on with Conde orchestrating their every move. In the 82nd minute, it was Conde who let out a stinger which Rezal just did enough to parry. Azhar Jamil showed killer instinct by swiftly stabbing the ball in to the back of the net. It gave the Gombak faithful lots to cheer. But with time running out, Gombak probably left it a little too late. A revival of sorts but again SAFFC held out just enough to emerge victorious. For Gombak the return of Ballamodou Conde should do wonders to their game coupled with the reflexes and brilliance of Stephen Ng, Gombak United can only improve.

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Uofficial match statictics below:

Singapore Armed Forces FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Rezal Hassan GK

2 Razif Mahamud DF

5 Veselko Paponja DF

7 Nazri Nasir MF

8 Tan Kim Leng DF

9 Mirko Grabovac FW

11 Hafizat Jauharmi MF

13 Kiatisuk Senamuang FW

15 Nenad Bacina DF

17 Rafi Ali (De-registered) DF

21 Goran Galov MF

Gombak United FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Stephen Ng GK

2 Bah Mamadou DF

3 Khairi Mawi DF

5 Choketawee Promrut DF

7 Eric Kwek DF

8 Roy Yeo DF

9 Merzagua Abderrazak(De-registered) MF

10 Ballamodou Conde MF

15 Roslan Jasmin DF

17 Jorg Steinbrunner DF

19 Saswadimata Dasuki MF

Singapore Armed Forces FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

4 Hairi Su'ap DF

12 Zahid Ahmad MF

14 Azhar Salleh MF

16 Fadzuhasny Juraimi FW

21 Mohd Noh Alam Shah (De-registered) FW

25 Mohairudyn Romly DF

Gombak United FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

4 Davin Cook DF

6 Zulkarnaen Sukur DF

11 Jaesni Othman MF

13 Azhar Jamil FW

16 Iswandy Amil MF

18 Effendy Subtu GK

30 Firdaus Salleh FW

Singapore Armed Forces FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

13 Kiatisuk Senamuang 15

17 Rafi Ali (De-registered) 27

9 Mirko Grabovac 8

Gombak United FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

10 Ballamodou Conde 54

13 Azhar Jamil 79

Singapore Armed Forces FC Substitutions

Jersey No. Player(Out) >> Player(In) Event Time (min)

2 >> 14 Razif Mahamud >> Azhar Salleh 71

21 >> 12 Goran Galov >> Zahid Ahmad 74

13 >> 21 Kiatisuk Senamuang >> Mohd Noh Alam Shah (De-registered) 85

Gombak United FC Substitutions

Jersey No. Player(Out) >> Player(In) Event Time (min)

17 >> 13 Jorg Steinbrunner >> Azhar Jamil 46

7 >> 16 Eric Kwek >> Iswandy Amil 75

8 >> 11 Roy Yeo >> Jaesni Othman 75

Singapore Armed Forces FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

5 Veselko Paponja 36

1 Rezal Hassan 76

Gombak United FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

10 Ballamodou Conde 45

8 Roy Yeo 63

19 Saswadimata Dasuki 80



Match Number: 022

Date 6 April 2001 Time 7:30:00 PM


Home Team Geylang United FC Away Team Tanjong Pagar United FC

Stadium Bedok Attendance 3073

Referee Subash Lazar Reserve Referee Ismail Surdi

Assistant Referee 1 S. Ragavachari Assistant Referee 2 Sivapergasam

Match Commissioner Said Nasir

SLEAGUE.COM Man of the Match: Noor Ali (Geylang United FC)

Match Details

Written by Jean-Luc Dylan

Tonight will probably go down in the S.League history as the Black Friday. For the first time in six year, 2 stadiums were plunged into total darkness at the same time evening and fate has it that one of these happened during the crash of the titans between Geylang United and Tanjong Pagar.

The Eagles started off looking the better side and they tested Dragan Talajic's goal-keeping skills several times. The back line of Tanjong Pagar tried to cope without their usual captain, Lim Tong Hai, but was futile as Noor Ali torn them apart with ala David Beckham's crosses. The Jaguars had their chance as well. Both teams fought an equal battle in the midfield.

After a goal-less first half, the match opened up in the 2nd half when Daniel Bennett brought down Brian Bothwell from the back. Referee Subash Lazar pointed to the spot with no hesitation and gave Bennett the marching order. Zulkarnaen Zainal stepped up confidently for the Eagles and sent Talajic the wrong way.

The Eagles' lead was extended 6 minute later, when Billy Bone squared the ball to Noor Ali and the latter skillfully tugged the ball beyond Dragan Talajic's reach. With a two goal lead in their pocket, the Eagles started to lift their leg of the peddle, letting the jaguar come at them instead any played possession football. Geylang's coach Jang Jung took Billy Bone off, hoping to rest him for the next game and give the youngsters a chance, it was a move he would regret later.

In the 80th minute, Azhar Baskin was about to charge into the Jaguars' half with ball when everything in front of him suddenly turn black. Bedok Stadium was in total darkness as all power and light went off. Referee Subash Lazar, as confuse as anyone, immediately blow for the game to be stopped. Thoughts of a sabotage came straight to mind as the Choa Chu Kang Stadium had suffered a similar problem only minutes ago. But all foul play was ruled out by FAS director of Competitions, LTC(NS) Chris Chan later during the press conference. Two stand by technicians hired by the FA, immediately got to action and light was restored after a delay of 12 minutes.

It was a different game after the restart. The two team, recharged during the 12 minute break went on to produce 4 stunning goals for the fans. A lack of concentration from the usual reliable Dragan Talajic allowed Aleksandar Duric and Nebojsa to score further two goals. As the Eagles were without the inspirational Billy Bone, they could no longer hold back the paws of the Jaguars and allowed them to get away with 2 late consolation goals courtesy of Steven Tan and Hyrizan in the 87th and 90th minuts respectively.

The game ended 4-2, as the Eagles walk away with the spoil. But the true winner of the night must be the 3073 fans who turn up for one of the most exciting and thrilling match of the S.League 2001 Season.

Geylang United FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Shahril Jantan GK

5 Noh Rahman DF

6 Winston Yap DF

9 Aleksandar Duric FW

10 Brian Bothwell MF

11 Azhar Baksin MF

12 Zulkarnaen Zainal MF

13 Sharifuddin Mahmood DF

14 Basri Halis MF

15 William Bone MF

19 Noor Ali FW

Tanjong Pagar United FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Dragan Talajic GK

3 Erza Aripin MF

5 Rudy Khairon MF

7 Djamel Achouri MF

8 Daniel Bennett DF

10 Davor Dzelalija(de-registered) FW

13 Ratna Suffian DF

14 Steven Tan FW

17 Fathi Yunus MF

18 Johaness Idris DF

39 Sutee Suksomkit FW

Geylang United FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

2 Hasrin Jailani MF

3 Kadir Yahaya DF

4 Razaleigh Khalik DF

7 Hamirul Hanif MF

8 Nebojsa Vukosavljevic FW

20 Lewis Lionel GK

Tanjong Pagar United FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

2 Jasni Pungok(de-registered) DF

6 Rudy Ali FW

15 Zainal Zainuddin MF

16 Ridzuan Fatah GK

19 Ahmad Ashik DF

20 Hyrizan Jufri MF

Geylang United FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

12 Zulkarnaen Zainal 52

19 Noor Ali 57

8 Nebojsa Vukosavljevic 85

9 Aleksandar Duric 88

Tanjong Pagar United FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

14 Steven Tan 87

20 Hyrizan Jufri 90

Geylang United FC Substitutions

Jersey No. Player(Out) >> Player(In) Event Time (min)

6 >> 3 Winston Yap >> Kadir Yahaya 65

15 >> 2 William Bone >> Hasrin Jailani 72

13 >> 8 Sharifuddin Mahmood >> Nebojsa Vukosavljevic 76

Tanjong Pagar United FC Substitutions

Jersey No. Player(Out) >> Player(In) Event Time (min)

17 >> 15 Fathi Yunus >> Zainal Zainuddin 46

3 >> 20 Erza Aripin >> Hyrizan Jufri 73

Geylang United FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

10 Brian Bothwell 60

6 Winston Yap 7

Tanjong Pagar United FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

3 Erza Aripin 71

20 Hyrizan Jufri 79

Tanjong Pagar United FC Expulsions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

8 Daniel Bennett 51


Match Number: 023

Date 7 April 2001 Time 7:30:00 PM


Home Team Tampines Rovers FC Away Team Marine Castle United FC

Stadium Tampines Attendance 1938

Referee R. Vijay Reserve Referee S. K. Kennedy

Assistant Referee 1 Lutfi Emir Assistant Referee 2 Jeffery Goh

Match Commissioner S. Mahalingam

SLEAGUE.COM Man of the Match: Joselito Da Silva (Tampines Rovers FC)

Match Details

By Darren Lim

7 April 2001

Like all bottom of the table clash, it was a hard-fought and explosive battle at Tampines Stadium between Tampines Rovers and Marine Castle.

With the inclusion of "new signing" – technical director Jita Singh, the home team justified the presence of their intelligent tactician by deploying a new-looked frontline in the form of ex-international Nahar Daud and Brazilian Joselito Da Silva. The new striking pair proved its effectiveness in the opening 15 minutes but Nahar had his bicycle kick went skywards while Joselito was denied by an alert Marine Castle custodian, Amos Boon. In comparison, The Dolphins' twin terrors – Thomas English and Razali Ahmad, appeared to be relatively toothless.

The visitors have the slight advantage of starting all of their four foreigners as compared to Tampines' two (after having Adriano Reis suspended and Adilson De Paula de-registered). But it was the Stags who had shown more coordination and creativity in converting their possession into scoring opportunities. The shaky Dolphins' backline did nothing to help relieving coach Alan Vest's frustrations as the Australian was seen storming towards the pitch side at his charges during the half hour.

The Stags might have the slight edge in terms of match proceedings, but the was no formal damage done to their visitors until late in the first half. Midfielder-turned-striker, Joselito braved his way down the left bye-line before centering the ball to a crowd of players. Deservingly, it was the Brazilian's teammate, Azlan Alipah, who was the first to react by putting the ball beyond Boon's reach in the 41st minute. That goal had made the 24 years old the top scorer in his club with 2 goals.

Coming back from the half time break with a 1-0 lead against their fellow bottom strugglers, Tampines appeared to be defensive and applied a tactic or two on time delaying. But who could blame a team who had come to the game without any point after 3 matches and was on their way towards collecting their first 3 points? Frustrations started to grow in the Marine Castle camp with skipper Anthony Carbone going into referee, R.Vijay's book, for a rough challenge.

With the substitution of Stags' skipper Lee Man Hon by Dennis Suglo in the 71st minute, Joselito was dropped back to his usual midfield position while 18 years old Suglo became Nahar's new partner upfront. The new partnership took just 6 minutes to pay dividends. A delightful cross by Nahar Daud from the left was matched handsomely by the glancing header of Suglo to put the game beyond the Dolphins' reach.

Marine Castle had a golden opportunity to collect a consolation goal late in the game but substitute Firdaus Salleh blasted the ball skywards when he was faced an empty net.

The 3 points gained lifted Tampines off the bottom of the table and cruelly, the victims out of this clash became the new occupant of this unfavorable league position.


Tampines Rovers FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Noorisham Zainon(de-registered) GK

2 Azlan Alipah MF

4 Rasidi Mostafah MF

6 Sead Muratovic DF

7 Aidil Sharin MF

8 Nahar Daud FW

11 Joselito Da Silva MF

12 Brian Ravi MF

13 Lee Man Hon MF

15 Amin Nasir DF

19 Yeo Boon Cheng DF

Marine Castle United FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Amos Boon GK

3 Zainal Yusoff DF

4 Michael Lomax DF

5 Barrie Keeling MF

6 Junaidi Kassim DF

9 Anthony Carbone MF

10 Thomas English FW

14 Razali Ahmad MF

15 Adrian Yeo MF

18 Ashrin Shariff FW

20 Noraidit Mahat MF

Tampines Rovers FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

5 Syed Faruk MF

17 Haffiz Nabrawi (De-registered) MF

18 Jaslee Hatta DF

20 Nur Iman Izhar( de-reigstered) GK

25 Dennis Suglo FW

27 Briane V. MF

Marine Castle United FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

2 Johari Zakaria DF

11 Firdaus Salleh FW

12 Raymond Williamson DF

13 Syed Anwar Zainol Abidin GK

17 Muir Rafik Taha DF

19 Mohd Nor Zadi MF

24 Rosman Sulaiman DF

Tampines Rovers FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

2 Azlan Alipah 41

25 Dennis Suglo 77

Tampines Rovers FC Substitutions

Jersey No. Player(Out) >> Player(In) Event Time (min)

4 >> 18 Rasidi Mostafah >> Jaslee Hatta 46

13 >> 25 Lee Man Hon >> Dennis Suglo 71

Marine Castle United FC Substitutions

Jersey No. Player(Out) >> Player(In) Event Time (min)

20 >> 12 Noraidit Mahat >> Raymond Williamson 51

6 >> 24 Junaidi Kassim >> Rosman Sulaiman 62

14 >> 11 Razali Ahmad >> Firdaus Salleh 66

Tampines Rovers FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

8 Nahar Daud 90

Marine Castle United FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

9 Anthony Carbone 59



Match Number: 024

Date 7 April 2001 Time 7:30:00 PM


Home Team Woodlands Wellington FC Away Team Home United FC

Stadium Woodlands Attendance

Referee Francis Lee Reserve Referee Krishan Lai Giri

Assistant Referee 1 Lau Kok Kong Assistant Referee 2 Jarrod LIm

Match Commissioner Koh Wee Kiat

SLEAGUE.COM Man of the Match: Faizal Ali (Woodlands Wellington FC)

Match Details

Report by David

8th April 2001

The 2 goals scored by Indra Sahdan at Woodland Stadium last night was truly world class by any standard. You can compare it with the best goals scored in the EPL, the Serie A or any other European league and it will still be considered among the best.

Woodland Wellington Football Club (The Rams) lost their first match of this season NTUC Income Sleague 2001 at their home ground against Home United Football Club (The Protectors)

The Rams started as favourite this time with a draw and two wins in their first 3 matches.

Both teams have one thing in common and that is to play an open attacking game and grabbing the full points.

But it was the Protectors who were rewarded at the end, thanks to Indra’s spectacular goals.

In the 8th minutes, Indra Sahdan received a quick pass from his teammate. Instinctively, he flick the ball over Jirasirichote Surachai, He than ran forward and lobbed he ball over the advancing Faizal Ali.

The second goal came from a built up in their own half. Adie Iskander started the move with a short pass to Edson Garcia. He sent a through ball to Indra but Indra let in run pass him to Peres Olivera with a good dummy move. Peres Olivera then sent a prefect cross to Egmar Goncalves.

The magic of Egmar was at it best. With Rams defender Miroslav Kuljanac in close attendance, he kicks the ball to an on rushing Indra Sahdan on the outside of his right foot.

Indra then sends the ball first time pass Fazial Ali for his 3rd goal of the season.

The Rams did fight back bravely and were awarded with a few free kicks just outside the Protectors penalty box. But the entire dead ball situation came to naught.

Mohd Mardani, the former Rams skipper making his debut into this season in place of the suspended Sasikumar did a good job to shackle the Rams strike forces.

However, the live wire of the Rams Ivica Raguz was not his usual self and to make matter worst, he was always closed down quickly as soon as he had the ball.

Overall the Rams did not play badly. The defeat tonight put them in the fourth sport. They now share the same points with Tanjong Pagar at the third spot of the table.

SAFFC and Geylang United occupy the first and second spot respectively with 10 points each and but SAFFC lead with a good goal difference.

I hope the other clubs with young National strikers will follow the footsteps of the Protectors. The SEA games are coming soon and good coaches should know that the strikers can only get better by playing more games and not warming the bench and definitely not by coming on to play 10 or 20 minutes of football each week.

Woodlands Wellington FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Faizal Ali GK

3 Shawaluddin Zainal Abidin DF

8 Ivica Raguz (De-registered) MF

8 Jirasirichote Surachai (De-registered) DF

9 Josko Parac FW

10 Jeykanth Jeyapal DF

11 Esad Sejdic MF

12 Miroslav Kuljanac DF

14 Faizal Sa'audi MF

15 Nor Azman Hussain MF

20 Nasiruddin Sawardi DF

Home United FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Adi Salleh GK

2 Ong Leon Koen DF

3 Indra Sahdan Daud FW

4 Mardani Fatahollah DF

5 Aide Iskandar DF

6 S Subramani DF

7 Gusta Guzarishah MF

8 Harun Juma'at MF

9 Egmar Goncalves FW

10 Peres De Oliveira FW

19 Edson Garcia MF

Woodlands Wellington FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

4 Razali Rashid(De-registered) FW

6 Razali Ishak MF

7 Sazali Jantan(de-registered) MF

13 Azmi Rajis DF

16 Haslizan Hassan DF

17 Nawfal Shahib MF

Home United FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

11 Zulkifli Zainolabidin GK

12 Aw Thiam Hor MF

14 Roniwardi Mamsa MF

15 Amir Tavakolin( de-registered) MF

17 Yazid Sawal FW

18 Sha'aban Pon MF

20 Jacksen Tiago(De-registered) FW

Home United FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

3 Indra Sahdan Daud 25

3 Indra Sahdan Daud 8

Woodlands Wellington FC Substitutions

Jersey No. Player(Out) >> Player(In) Event Time (min)

14 >> 16 Faizal Sa'audi >> Haslizan Hassan 34

11 >> 7 Esad Sejdic >> Sazali Jantan(de-registered) 73

20 >> 4 Nasiruddin Sawardi >> Razali Rashid(De-registered) 84

Home United FC Substitutions

Jersey No. Player(Out) >> Player(In) Event Time (min)

20 >> 3 Jacksen Tiago(De-registered) >> Indra Sahdan Daud 62

4 >> 18 Mardani Fatahollah >> Sha'aban Pon 81

9 >> 17 Egmar Goncalves >> Yazid Sawal 85

Woodlands Wellington FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

3 Shawaluddin Zainal Abidin 27


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