| SINGAPORE (2 July 2009) – A comprehensive 4-1 win over Woodlands Wellington has allowed defending S-League champions Singapore Armed Forces FC to take over the lead from Gombak United.
Internationals Aleksandr Duric (15th and 88th) and John Wilkinson (32nd and 60th) were on the double each for SAFFC as Daniel Hammond’s penalty in the 40th minute for Woodlands contributed to the final scoreline.
The win has allowed SAFFC to not only move up to the top of the table but also carved out a slim two-point lead over nearest challenger Gombak on second.
“I thought we played a really good game, and everybody followed their instructions. We attacked down the flanks, got in crosses, and we were also tight at the back,” said Richard Bok, the head coach of SAFFC.
“Jamil (Ali) was the key player (for Woodlands), and we identified that before the game. We gave him a bit too much room in the first half, but in the second half we cut out that supply line to the forwards.
“Therdsak (Chaiman) is a player who knows how to control the tempo of the game, and he has great vision. It’s certainly great to have him back!”
In the meantime, third-placed DPMM FC kept chase of the league leaders with a comfortable 2-0 win over Balestier Khalsa FC at home.
Striker Shahrazen Said was on target in the tenth minute as Rene Komar then wrapped things up with the second of the evening a minute to the end.