| BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (26 March 2009) – A solitary strike from hot shot striker Shahrazen Mohd Said fired DPMM FC to the top of the Singapore S-League as they sidestepped Sengkang Punggol FC 1-0 at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.
The unbeaten side from Brunei made sure of their place at the top of the standings after six matches when Shahrazen blasted in his first goal of the season.
“They (Sengkang) came here to dethrone us, and fight for Singapore, but now they return very ashamed because we are on top of the league,” said Vjeran Simunic, the head coach for DPMM.
“Many people were saying we would be bottom but you have to turn the table upside-down now to find us. It was a wonderful game and we played very, very well.
“I am very happy with the crowd today and I think there are 20,000 fans here. Maybe our next game we will get 30,000. I know that Bruneians love football and this game shows them that they have a team worth watching.”
The 23-year-old Shahrazen has been under fire of late after failing to find the back of the net in the first six matches of the S-League.
But his dipping volley from outside the box just past the hour mark vindicated his predicament to stave off his detractors – at least for now.