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  • July 16, 2013
  • • 20:00
  • • Woodlands Stadium, Singapore
  • Referee: M. Taqi

The Rams cruised to a 5-2 win against Aide Iskandar's young side

Moon hat-trick crushes Young Lions

The Rams cruised to a 5-2 win against Aide Iskandar's young side

Sam Chow

Putting five past the hapless Cubs Salim Moin's men recorded their fourth consecutive league win to push themselves up the table

It was goals galore at the Woodlands stadium as the Rams handed Courts Young Lions their heaviest defeat this season running out 5-2 victors.

South Korean striker Moon Soon Ho was no doubt the man of the match as he registered his first hat-trick of the season, with the opening goal coming in the seventh minute before he added a brace following the half-time interval. 

The visitors came out for the second-half looking determined and got their equaliser through Sherif El-Masri who took advantage of a napping Rams defence in the 58th minute.

But the lead only lasted for 11 minutes as Salim Moin's charges regrouped and took charge of the match. 

Moon got his second of the night, getting onto the end of Chang Jo Yoon’s ball across goal and slamming it home from close range.

Then, referee Muhd Taqi pointed to the spot in the 74th minute after Young Lions custodian Syazwan Buhari had manhandled Moon inside the 16-yard box. 

Moon took responsibility from the spot and completed his hat-trick for the night sending Syazwan the wrong way.

With three goals to his name, Moon turned provider next as he went on a marauding run down the right flank, dazzled past his marker and sent the ball to the far corner. Chang Jo Yoon latched onto the cross and had the simplest of tap-ins as he coolly slotted the ball into an empty net for the Rams fourth goal of the match in the 80th minute.

Young Lions were given a lifeline as they were awarded a penalty of their own three minutes later but there was not to be any celebrations as Sahil Suhaimi sent his kick wide of the mark. 

Sahil would later atone for his penalty miss, grabbing his side's second goal of the night, cheekily lobbing Yazid Yasin, who was making his milestone 400th S.League appearance.

But there was still time for a fifth goal for the hosts as defender Ang Zhiwei made no mistake from close range and extended Woodlands' remarkable winning streak to four matches in the league.