| SINGAPORE (11 April 2008) – An impressive display in mid-week at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium saw Singapore Armed Forces FC (SAFFC) strolling to a 4-0 win over the Young Lions as Home United kept pace with a stirring 3-0 victory over Woodlands Wellington for second spot.
The win allowed SAFFC to score a perfect record of eight wins out of eight matches as they perched themselves at the top of the Singapore S-League with 24 points.
But the Young Lions should not feel too letdown by the heavy loss where they managed to fend off SAFFC for long periods in the game and only caved in the 30th minute off Mustaqim Manzur.
Captain Aleksandar Duric then made sure of the win for SAFFC with goals in the 70th, 76th and 79th minute to complete his hat-trick and the humiliation for the Young Lions.
“There may be a few knocks,” said SAFFC head coach Richard Bok afterwards.
“But we won’t be doing much for 48 hours and we should be able to recover. I thought we held onto the ball too long in the first half but we started to release it a lot better in the second.”
In the meantime, Home United kept up the pressure on the leaders when they cruised to a 3-0 victory over Woodlands Wellington.
Shi Jiayi got the ball rolling in the 18th minute before Kengne Ludovick added to his goal tally with a penalty and Shahril Ishak wrapped up the win at the hour mark.
Super Reds are on third when they bounced back from their defeat to Home United the previous week to beat Sengkang Punggol 2-0.
CURRENT SINGAPORE S-LEAGUE STANDINGS
1. SAFFC 24pts (+22)
2. Home United 22pts (+16)
3. Super Reds 21pts (+7)
4. Tampines Rovers 14pts (+9)
5. Dalian Shide Siwu 10 (-5)
6. Gombak United 9pts (-1)
7. Woodlands Wellington 9pts (-5)
8. Young Lions 8pts (-5)
9. Albirex Niigata 8pts (-10)
10. Geylang United 7pts (-10)
11. Sengkang Punggol 3pts (-11)
12. Balestier Khalsa 2pts (-7)