Match Number: 025

Date 11 April 2001 Time 7:30:00 PM


Home Team Clementi Khalsa FC Away Team Geylang United FC

Stadium Clementi Attendance 2224

Referee Timothy Dennison Reserve Referee Subash Lazar

Assistant Referee 1 S. Ragavachari Assistant Referee 2 Jarrod Lim

Match Commissioner Mohd Esa Muin

SLEAGUE.COM Man of the Match: Michiaki Kakimoto (Clementi Khalsa FC)

Match Details

By Darren Lim

11 April 2001

A thrilling match ended Clementi Khalsa's hope of maintaining the unbeaten record. Opposing Geylang Eagles were responsible for shattering the Elephants' dream, not without the help of a suspended Ernest Tapai. Knowing the absence of the famous Clementi playmaker, visiting Geylang Eagles marched on to the field looking the more confident of the 2 sides.

Expectedly, Geylang was first side to make themselves comfortable to the pitch that was lubricated by an afternoon downpour. Effective wing plays had created sufficient half chances. None of these chances could pay dividends but they were good enough to unsettle the Elephants.

The match never looked like a high-scoring game until the 35th minute. Against the run of play, a Geylang defender was caught by referee, Timothy Dennison, for handling the ball in the box. Crowd favourite, Michiaki Kakimoto, coolly send Shahril Jantan the wrong way and Clementi took a surprise lead.

Like how unexpectedly the underdogs took the lead, they conceded 2 goals within the next 8 minutes to lag behind the Eagles. Noor Ali scored the equalizer in the 39th minute with a delightful chip while Brian Bothwell put his team ahead 4 minutes later.

Other than these 3 goals in the first half, it was the brilliant goalkeeping skills of Shahril Jantan and Shamsuri Ahmad that denied the attempts by Kakimoto and Bothwell respectively.

When the match resumed in the second half, Geylang coach made a tactical switch by replacing striker Nebojsa Vukosavljevic with National Under 23 midfielder, Syed Fadhil. But that did not stop Geylang from going ahead. Aleksandar Duric added his goal tally by one with a close range header, off a corner kick in the 55th minute.

The determined Clementi side never gave up and their continuous efforts paid off in the 74th minute when Kakimoto capitalized on a restless Geylang defence and reduced the goal margin with a superb header.

Referee Dennison had a busy night as he had to flash his yellow cards 11 times with Syed Fadhil being the recipient twice and the 20 years old had to go for early showers in the 83rd minute. The one-man advantage had prompted the Elephants to search for their late equalizer. However, it could not be materialized.

Clementi play-coach, Vlado Bozinoski, admitted that the team missed its influential skipper, Ernest Tapai. However, the 37 years old was pleased with the performance of his charges, especially with Japanese striker, Michiaki Kakimoto.

His counterpart, Jang Jung, was satisfied with the 3 points won but certainly not the 2 "silly" goals conceded. Judging from him resting a yellow-carded Billy Bone late in the game, there is no prize in guessing the Korean has already set his mind and resources to focus on next week's clash against the SAF Warriors.



Clementi Khalsa FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Shamsuri Ahmad GK

2 Imran Zainal MF

3 Quek Hock Tiong DF

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

20 Abdul Wafi Othman MF

Geylang United FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Shahril Jantan GK

5 Noh Rahman DF

8 Nebojsa Vukosavljevic FW

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

Clementi Khalsa FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

6 Hafiz Esah FW

17 A Shasi Kumar MF

18 P Titani MF

19 Subash Nair GK

27 Neo Chee Seong DF

31 Emmanuel Unaka DF

Geylang United FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

2 Hasrin Jailani MF

3 Kadir Yahaya DF

4 Razaleigh Khalik DF

6 Winston Yap DF

7 Hamirul Hanif MF

17 Syed Mohammad Fadhil MF

20 Lewis Lionel GK

Clementi Khalsa FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

10 Michiaki Kakimoto 35

10 Michiaki Kakimoto 74

Geylang United FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

19 Noor Ali 39

10 Brian Bothwell 43

9 Aleksandar Duric 55

Clementi Khalsa FC Substitutions

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

13 >> 31 Sha'izad Jaffar >> Emmanuel Unaka 46

2 >> 17 Imran Zainal >> A Shasi Kumar 59

14 >> 6 Hasnim Haron >> Hafiz Esah 68

Geylang United FC Substitutions

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

8 >> 17 Nebojsa Vukosavljevic >> Syed Mohammad Fadhil 46

15 >> 2 William Bone >> Hasrin Jailani 79

Clementi Khalsa FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

2 Imran Zainal 12

20 Abdul Wafi Othman 29

11 Fahmie Abdullah 49

3 Quek Hock Tiong 65

8 Vlado Bozinoski 77

9 Eric Francis 90

Geylang United FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

15 William Bone 27

19 Noor Ali 59

14 Basri Halis 63

17 Syed Mohammad Fadhil 72

17 Syed Mohammad Fadhil 83

Geylang United FC Expulsions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

17 Syed Mohammad Fadhil 83


Match Number: 026

Date 11 April 2001 Time 7:30:00 PM


Home Team Tanjong Pagar United FC Away Team Singapore Armed Forces FC

Stadium Queenstown Attendance 4351

Referee Krishan Lai Giri Reserve Referee R. Vijay

Assistant Referee 1 M Ganesan Assistant Referee 2 George Lee

Match Commissioner Sulaini Said

SLEAGUE.COM Man of the Match: Steven Tan (Tanjong Pagar United FC)

Match Details

By Camedia


Will Tan Kim Leng ever learn his lesson? Many would thought that after being fine S$1,000.00 for his "gesture" at Yishun, his shower room incident at Queenstown last year and his absent from the National Team would have given him some food for thought this season.

There were no booing, no jeering or no taunting from the home fans, so what causes him to lose his cool.

From the press box, one can easily tell that he is assign to shut out ?peed devil?Suttee Suksomkit. He resorted to jersey pulling, jumping over, pulling, pushing and hacking his opponent down each time he lost his private battles with the Thai striker.

The referee has warned him time and again but the player shows no remorse. His temper finally caught up with him in the second half. In the 51 minutes, Referee Krishan Lal Giri could take it no longer and ask him to take an early shower for his second bookable offence despite the pleading by all the Warriors.

Surprisingly, the Jaguar played an open game and clearly wanted to take control of the game as early as the 3rd minute.

Davor Dzelalij tries to dribble the ball into the Warriors penalty area but Paponja and another defender stop him just as he was about to take his kick and he shot wide under pressure from his opponents.

The first goal for the came in the 21st minutes. Mirko Grobovac left unmark when a cross came in from the right. He headed the ball downward that beat Dragan Talajic all the way.

The Jaguar tries on many occasion to draw level but they were let down by their poor finishing and whenever they were on target, the on form Rezal Hassan was there to stop the ball from going into the net.

The first half ended with the Warriors leading by the odd goal.

Two corner kicks in the 47th minutes and 66rd minutes resulted in 2 more goals for the Warriors. Nenad Bacina scored the first one and Mirko Grobavac took the second bringing his goal tally to 9th goal in 5 matches.

Surprisingly. His striker partner Kiatisuk Senamuang was not his usual self and eventually he was replaced by Mohd Nor Alam Shah in the second half.

The Warriors troubled started after the dismissal of Tan Kim Leng in the 52nd minutes. Without a speedy defender to take on Suttee Suksomkit, the Thai players were lots of space to roam the field.

It was a matter of time when Steven Tan found Sutte lurking dangerously behind the entire Warrior defence. He placed a precise cross, which eludes the Warrior defence, and Sutte Suksomkit make no mistake in guiding the ball into the net for the Jaguar? first goal in the 70th minute.

The second was score from a goalmouth melee and Hyrizan Jufri scored his second goal of the season capitalising on confusion of the Warrior defence at the full time mark

The Jaguar dominated the last 4 minutes of time added on as the Warriors deployed all their men back into defence to soak up the entire jaguar attacked.

But it was the same story of too little too late and the Warriors remain unbeaten after 5 games taking the top spot on the league table with 13 points.

In the end, the game ended 2-3 in favour of the Warriors but the 4300 fans were really treated a pulsating 90 minutes of good attacking football.

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

10 Davor Dzelalija(de-registered) FW

13 Ratna Suffian DF

14 Steven Tan FW

15 Zainal Zainuddin MF

17 Fathi Yunus MF

18 Johaness Idris DF

39 Sutee Suksomkit FW

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

Tanjong Pagar United FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

4 Haris Sumri FW

6 Rudy Ali FW

12 Azlan Tahir MF

16 Ridzuan Fatah GK

19 Ahmad Ashik DF

20 Hyrizan Jufri 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

18 Shahri Rahim GK

19 Dalis Supait FW

21 Mohd Noh Alam Shah (De-registered) FW

Tanjong Pagar United FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

39 Sutee Suksomkit 70

20 Hyrizan Jufri 90

Singapore Armed Forces FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

9 Mirko Grabovac 21

15 Nenad Bacina 47

9 Mirko Grabovac 66

Tanjong Pagar United FC Substitutions

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

17 >> 4 Fathi Yunus >> Haris Sumri 51

5 >> 20 Rudy Khairon >> Hyrizan Jufri 77

15 >> 6 Zainal Zainuddin >> Rudy Ali 88

Singapore Armed Forces FC Substitutions

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

13 >> 21 Kiatisuk Senamuang >> Mohd Noh Alam Shah (De-registered) 63

2 >> 4 Razif Mahamud >> Hairi Su'ap 76

17 >> 20 Rafi Ali (De-registered) >> Yunos Abdul Samad 83

Tanjong Pagar United FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

17 Fathi Yunus 22

15 Zainal Zainuddin 32

5 Rudy Khairon 47

Singapore Armed Forces FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

8 Tan Kim Leng 25

17 Rafi Ali (De-registered) 42

8 Tan Kim Leng 52

21 Goran Galov 73

Singapore Armed Forces FC Expulsions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

8 Tan Kim Leng 52






Match Number: 027

Date 12 April 2001 Time 7:30:00 PM


Home Team Balestier Central FC Away Team Home United FC

Stadium Toa Payoh Attendance 2553

Referee Abdul Malik Reserve Referee R.Vijay

Assistant Referee 1 Mohd Ali Assistant Referee 2 Ravi Govindram

Match Commissioner A.Raamasamy

SLEAGUE.COM Man of the Match: Daorueang Krongpol (Balestier Central FC )

Match Details

By Ko Po Hui

Initially, the press folks who were at the Toa Payoh stadium covering the match between Balestier Central and Home Utd would thought that they would going to have a bad field day, after witnessed another predictable one-side game in the first half.

Much to the dismay of the 2553 spectators at the stadium, the host habitually deployed its pet "Absorb and Attack" tactics, which is deemed by most fans, as being too defensive.

Together with it unimaginative passes and directionless long ball played to the front, which most of its wingers failed to get on to it. The Tigers should be ashamed of themselves for the fact that they were still able to concede a goal despite having an 8-man wall, unlike the 'golden triangle' of the Protectors - comprises of national defenders in the form of S Subramani, Aide Iskandar and former Woodlands captain, Mohd Mardani.

Blessed with the fact that their opponents can afford to sit back and allowed them to advance forward, Home Utd controlled most of the game played in the first half. Therefore it wasn't astonishment that the visitor took the lead in the 14th minute through Brazilian, Peres Oliveira.

Unfortunately, for last season's Young Player of the Year, Indra Sahdan, in contrast had a quiet game as compare to his 2 goal performance last week at Woodlands, no surprisingly, Balestier coach, PN Sivaji had assigned his defenders to keep a close look at the young nippy, in-form striker.

Thanks Goodness, the game began to pick up its tempo in the second half.

Home Utd thought that they had sealed up the 3 points in the bag, but star striker, Egmar Goncalves's shot hit the crossbar when the game resumed, what a closed shaved that was for the Tigers.

With that onward, Balestier began to show its grit when their 'Absorb and Attack' tactics finally came into effect, as they slowly gain their confidence in the match. In 47th minute, Thai import, Daorueang Krongpol, netted his second of the season, after rare fluent passing and slow build-up resulted in this equalising goal.

In reversal of the role, it was instead now the host that took over the control of the game in the 2nd 45 minute, as the Tigers had acted according to coach Sivaji's plan in playing the ball wide in the wings thus opened up its midfield to allow it players to move in.

In its desperate attempt to win the game, veteran Brazilian, Jacksen Tiago in the dying minutes, replaced Indra Sahdan, who, in the last notable goalmouth melee, almost score but much to his agonise, saw his strike just inches wide to the goal.

Full Time

Official Match Statictics below

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

17 Ali Imran Lomri MF

18 Daorueang Krongpol FW

19 Rizzal Hashim DF

26 Daun Mathew MF

32 Faizal Sazali FW

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

Balestier Central FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

3 Taufik Jailani (De-registered) FW

11 Isakhandar Karim FW

12 Tan Sio Beng DF

21 Lew Tze Soon MF

22 Dennis Lim FW

39 Syed Mazhar Hussain GK

Home United FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

11 Zulkifli Zainolabidin GK

14 Roniwardi Mamsa MF

15 Amir Tavakolin( de-registered) MF

16 Faris Mohamed DF

17 Yazid Sawal FW

18 Sha'aban Pon MF

20 Jacksen Tiago(De-registered) FW

Balestier Central FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

18 Daorueang Krongpol 48

Home United FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

10 Peres De Oliveira 14

Balestier Central FC Substitutions

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

26 >> 13 Daun Mathew >> Iskandar Latiff 83

32 >> 3 Faizal Sazali >> Taufik Jailani (De-registered) 90

Home United FC Substitutions

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

8 >> 15 Harun Juma'at >> Amir Tavakolin( de-registered) 57

4 >> 14 Mardani Fatahollah >> Roniwardi Mamsa 72

3 >> 20 Indra Sahdan Daud >> Jacksen Tiago(De-registered) 74

Balestier Central FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

26 Daun Mathew 57

5 Fabio Da Silva 71

Home United FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

7 Gusta Guzarishah 86


Match Number: 028

Date 12 April 2001 Time 7:30:00 PM


Home Team Gombak United FC Away Team Sembawang Rangers FC

Stadium Bukit Gombak Attendance 2566

Referee Sagadevan Reddy Reserve Referee Ismail Surdi

Assistant Referee 1 Naseer Hussein Assistant Referee 2 K. Subramaniam

Match Commissioner Abros Meah

SLEAGUE.COM Man of the Match: Bamrung Boonprom (Sembawang Rangers FC)

Match Details

By Darren Lim

13 April 2001

The Easter Day Eve match at the Bt Gombak Stadium could easily be put down as the closest clash of the 2001 NTUC Income S.League to-date. Does a quality match require a lot of goals? Many who witnessed the match between Gombak United and Sembawang Rangers would certainly disagree.

Speedy runs, telepathic teamwork, superb goalkeeping skills, brilliant individual dribbling skills, and a solitary goal – these were clearly displayed on the pitch that was earlier greased by the afternoon down pour. Even if the game had ended in a goal-less draw, like they did at the same venue last season, quality football seekers who turned up at the Bt Gombak Stadium last night would never complain.

In the end, the visiting Stallions walked away joyfully with a hard-earned 3 points. The goal came in during the 68th minute through Ismail Fitrey. The 23 years old former SAFFC's Prime League top scorer was presented with a loose ball that was parried by Gombak custodian Stephen Ng. He finished off with a simple tap in and went wild to celebrate his 2nd goal of the season. Ismail had teammate Bamrung Boonprom to thank for as it was the stocky 21 years old Thai striker who sped his way right the right before unleashing an unstoppable shot that Ng could only palm into the former's path.

Other than the duo, skipper Tawan Sripan, goalkeeper Yazid Yasin and winger M Ramesh stood out for the Stallions with their individual skills. Tawan brought along with him bags of tricks to take on any opponent that stand on his way. Yazid showed that he is the king of the air when dealing with high crosses, despite his height, or the lack of it and he collected his first clean sheet of the season last night. 21 years old Ramesh played like a veteran in delivering crosses after crosses from the right flank.

Gombak did put up a fight. Roslan Jasmin was the live wire down Gombak's right flank. Azhar Jamil came close on a few occasions but his attempts were either off target or denied by Yazid Yasin. The closest Gombak came to, was a thunderous strike by Merzagua Abderrazzak in the closing stages of the first half. But the 34 years old Moroccan's shot hammered straight at the crossbar, much Sembawang's relief. In goal, Stephen commanded his penalty box well and he was instrumental in denying most of Sembawang's attacking plots with his vision.

The 2nd home defeat for the ragging Bulls means they have only collected 1 point from their last 4 outings. Some observers feel that the Western club, who had only finalized their 4 foreign signings early last week, has yet to get their players completely gelled as a team. As time progresses, we should see a much improved Gombak side.

But the night belonged to the hard working Stallions and the 2,566 fans, who had received great entertainment value from a fast-paced, action-packed, end-to-end game.


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

8 Roy Yeo DF

9 Merzagua Abderrazak(De-registered) MF

10 Ballamodou Conde MF

13 Azhar Jamil FW

15 Roslan Jasmin DF

17 Jorg Steinbrunner DF

19 Saswadimata Dasuki MF

Sembawang Rangers FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Yazid Yasin GK

3 Niweat Siriwong DF

4 Azmi Mahamud MF

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

Gombak United FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

4 Davin Cook DF

6 Zulkarnaen Sukur DF

7 Eric Kwek DF

11 Jaesni Othman MF

16 Iswandy Amil MF

18 Effendy Subtu GK

30 Firdaus Salleh FW

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

24 Shafie Samsuar MF

28 Ismail Saleh Salim FW

Sembawang Rangers FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

13 Ismail Fitrey 68

Gombak United FC Substitutions

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

3 >> 16 Khairi Mawi >> Iswandy Amil 63

8 >> 7 Roy Yeo >> Eric Kwek 73

17 >> 11 Jorg Steinbrunner >> Jaesni Othman 80

Sembawang Rangers FC Substitutions

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

13 >> 16 Ismail Fitrey >> Imran Sahib 85

14 >> 2 M Ramesh >> Nur Yusman 89

11 >> 12 Thawatchai Ongtrakul >> Rafi Mouhamadally 91

Gombak United FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

5 Choketawee Promrut 36

17 Jorg Steinbrunner 41

Sembawang Rangers FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

6 Taufiq Samadi 21

9 Bamrung Boonprom 65


Match Number: 029

Date 14 April 2001 Time 7:30:00 PM


Home Team Marine Castle United FC Away Team Jurong FC

Stadium Hougang Attendance 2328

Referee Ismail Surdi Reserve Referee Krishan Lal Giri

Assistant Referee 1 S.Ragavachari Assistant Referee 2 Ravi Chandran

Match Commissioner Amarjeet Singh

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

Match Details

By Vincent Teo

14 April 2001

The Cobras proved a point that though they are a group of oldies, they are not inferior to their younger counterparts. Without the suspended mercurial King Cobra, V. Sundramoorthy and imported South Korean striker Park Tae Won, Jurong fielded an entire first team with just two under-30 players (namely Goh Tat Chuan and Itimi Dickson). Ironically, Marine Castle fielded an entire first team with only one player who is over 30 years old (Zainal Yusoff).

The match started evenly with both sides with both sides having enough chances to bury each other. Unfortunately the finishing touch was not there despite lots of goalmouth actions and the first half ended scoreless. Frustration must have built in when both sides started to resort to reckless tackles. This leads to Jurong's winger Itimi Dickson being booked on the 23rd minute for a tackle-from-behind on a Marine Castle player.

The second half started with the same pace as the first. In the 59th minute against the run of play, Marine Castle's Firdaus Salleh finally opened the scoring account. Thomas English freekick was floated to the far post before Mike Lomax headed back for Firdaus to volley it to the top of the net. Instantly the confidence level of Marine Castle's camp was shot sky high. Obviously motivated by the chance to end their winless streak on home ground this season, the Dolphins attacked in waves after that. Thomas English had three clear chances to put them ahead only to be let down by his own poor finishing. Perhaps it was not suppose to be his night.

The night clearly belonged to the Cobras. Having survived the onslaught, thanks to skipper Selvaraj and Bojan who marshaled the Cobras' defence brilliantly, they slowly clawed their way back into the game. It seemed that the absence of their "twin pillars" of attack did not affect the team's overall performance at all. Slowly through another "old guard" Velimir Crljen, they plotted their counter attack and were rewarded with two goals. Both goals were scored off Crljen's freekick and were largely due to lapse of concentration by the Dolphin's defence. In the 74th minute, Crljen's freekick found Itimi Dickson at the far post unmark, the Nigerian teenager slammed it in to equalise. Toh Choon Ming scored the winning goal in the 85th minute when Amos Boon dropped Crljen's freekick. The veteran Toh, in his usual predatory instinct, made no mistake to ensure his team claim the final victory.

At the end of the day, the soccer "senior citizen" of Jurong survived another stern test and went on to bag the full points. It was a pity that only 2,328 fans were present to witness this classic duel of experience versus youth. For the time being, it is experience that triumph over youth guts. Marine Castle, on the other hand, was left licking their wound and their fans wondering when will they ever get their elusive first victory. Many would agree that the Dolphins better be fast, before heads start rolling in Hougang.


Official Match Statictics below:

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

7 Norisham Musahar MF

9 Anthony Carbone MF

10 Thomas English FW

11 Firdaus Salleh FW

15 Adrian Yeo MF

18 Ashrin Shariff FW

Jurong FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Bashir Khan GK

3 Abdul Latiff Abdullah DF

5 Bojan Hodak DF

6 Tamil Marren MF

7 V Selvaraj MF

8 Marko Kraljevic MF

9 Toh Choon Ming FW

10 Velimir Crijen MF

12 A Siva Kumar MF

19 Goh Tat Chuan MF

22 Itimi Dickson Edherefe FW

Marine Castle United FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

2 Johari Zakaria DF

12 Raymond Williamson DF

13 Syed Anwar Zainol Abidin GK

14 Razali Ahmad MF

16 Nazir Ahmad Mohamad MF

17 Muir Rafik Taha DF

19 Mohd Nor Zadi MF

Jurong FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

2 Zorkenan Yahya DF

4 Igor Ceko (De-registered) DF

11 E Vadevellu GK

14 E. Manimohan DF

15 T Ramoo MF

17 Zakaria Awang MF

Marine Castle United FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

11 Firdaus Salleh 60

Jurong FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

22 Itimi Dickson Edherefe 74

9 Toh Choon Ming 85

Marine Castle United FC Substitutions

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

15 >> 16 Adrian Yeo >> Nazir Ahmad Mohamad 67

18 >> 2 Ashrin Shariff >> Johari Zakaria 72

11 >> 14 Firdaus Salleh >> Razali Ahmad 80

Jurong FC Substitutions

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

8 >> 15 Marko Kraljevic >> T Ramoo 53

6 >> 17 Tamil Marren >> Zakaria Awang 64

12 >> 14 A Siva Kumar >> E. Manimohan 78

Marine Castle United FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

18 Ashrin Shariff 35

4 Michael Lomax 53

5 Barrie Keeling 88

Jurong FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

22 Itimi Dickson Edherefe 24


Match Number: 030

Date 14 April 2001 Time 7:30:00 PM


Home Team Woodlands Wellington FC Away Team Tampines Rovers FC

Stadium Woodlands Attendance 2,406

Referee S. K Kennedy Reserve Referee Timonthy Dennison

Assistant Referee 1 Lutfi Emir Assistant Referee 2 Tang Yew Mun

Match Commissioner Edward Silas

SLEAGUE.COM Man of the Match: Sead Muratovic (Tampines Rovers FC)

Match Details

By Justin Gek

Brazilian striker Adriano Reis brought Rovers their second win with a beautifully struck second half goal.

Adriano Reis scored in the 60th minute of the game. It was his first goal of the season and also the only goal of the game. It was his first start of the game after his two matches suspension.

Tampines fans knew that more goals would be scored when his new striking partner, Macelo Da Silva who was at the grand stand saw his new team mates in action, joined him to form the deadly scoring machine that many defenders in the league feared most.

Hot shot Adriano Reis hammered home a shot through a sea of bodies from just outside the six-yard box after some excellent work by captain Nahar Daud who delivered the inch perfect short ball to the young Brazilian.

Defender Miroslav Kuljanac was stunned when speedy Nahar Daud slipped away despite his closed marking and the limited playing space in the left side of the field.

The match was a dreadful spectacle with neither goalkeeper having much to do in the first half of the game. Both teams gave the ball away far too often as most attacks were surprisingly cut off with ease.

However the Stags are made of better stuff these days under great Jita Singh and they fought their way back in the second half of the match.

Through hard work and good fortune they wore the home team down and in the end they managed to hold the one goal lead and deservedly won the game.

Technical Director Jita Singh’s simple play system seemed to inspire the Stags to even greater heights as a number of fringe players stepped out of the shadows to take centre stage as only six regulars started the match.

Man of the match Sead Muratovic was everywhere in the field. It seemed like his new playing role as a defensive midfielder suited him well. He played well and kept his team within his touch.

Home team was booed off at the end especially for striker Esad Sejdic for not doing much in the game except being caught off side too often in the game.

Official Match Statictics below:

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

Tampines Rovers FC First Eleven

Jersey No. Name Position

1 Noorisham Zainon(de-registered) GK

2 Azlan Alipah MF

3 Jerry Bartholomeusz DF

5 Syed Faruk MF

6 Sead Muratovic DF

7 Aidil Sharin MF

8 Nahar Daud FW

10 Adriano Reis (De-registered) FW

11 Joselito Da Silva MF

12 Brian Ravi MF

15 Amin Nasir DF

Woodlands Wellington FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

4 Razali Rashid(De-registered) FW

5 Ramesh Paul DF

6 Razali Ishak MF

7 Sazali Jantan(de-registered) MF

16 Haslizan Hassan DF

18 Abdul Kader Jayalani MF

30 Salleh Kasmin (De-registered) GK

Tampines Rovers FC Substitutes

Jersey No. Name Position

4 Rasidi Mostafah MF

13 Lee Man Hon MF

17 Haffiz Nabrawi (De-registered) MF

18 Jaslee Hatta DF

20 Nur Iman Izhar( de-reigstered) GK

25 Dennis Suglo FW

Tampines Rovers FC Goal scorers

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

10 Adriano Reis (De-registered) 61

Woodlands Wellington FC Substitutions

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

10 >> 16 Jeykanth Jeyapal >> Haslizan Hassan 44

11 >> 7 Esad Sejdic >> Sazali Jantan(de-registered) 62

8 >> 4 Ivica Raguz (De-registered) >> Razali Rashid(De-registered) 78

Tampines Rovers FC Substitutions

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

8 >> 25 Nahar Daud >> Dennis Suglo 74

15 >> 17 Amin Nasir >> Haffiz Nabrawi (De-registered) 80

11 >> 4 Joselito Da Silva >> Rasidi Mostafah 91

Woodlands Wellington FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

15 Nor Azman Hussain 82

Tampines Rovers FC Cautions

Jersey No. Name Event Time (min)

7 Aidil Sharin 39

8 Nahar Daud 73

12 Brian Ravi 92

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