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Missed the thrills and spills in Singapore's only professional football league? Here's a quick recap of the action of the past week, where Tampines salvaged a last-minute draw

BRUNEI DPMM 2-1 ALBIREX NIIGATA
(Roy O'Donovan 56', Rodrigo Tosi pen. 72' | Itsuki Yamada 53')
DPMM temporarily moved 10 points clear at the top of the table after seeing off Albirex at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium on Wednesday evening. But it wasn't a smooth sailing victory for the league leaders, as they had to come from behind to overturn Yamada's effort. Just like they have done all season, O'Donovan and Tosi were the chief culprits as both scored a goal each to seal a comeback victory. O'Donovan equalised three minutes after Yamada's goal with a fine long-range strike, and Tosi ensured the home side bagged all three points after converting a penalty.

 

BALESTIER KHALSA 3-1 COURTS YOUNG LIONS
(Kim Min Ho 4', 74', Goran Ljubojevic 18' | Jordan Webb 61')
Kim was the star of the show as his brace helped Balestier see off the Young Lions 3-1 at the Toa Payoh Stadium on Thursday evening. Kim opened the scoring in the fourth minute and then set up Ljubojevic to score his ninth goal of the season soon after. Despite the Young Lions getting a glimmer of hope when Webb halved the defecit on the hour mark, the South Korean sealed the victory with an emphatic finish 15 minutes from time.

 

WOODLANDS WELLINGTON 1-1 HOUGANG UNITED
(Chang Jo Yoon 29' | Diego Gama pen. 94')
Ten-man Hougang sneaked a point right at the death as Gama's 94th-minute penalty ensured the visitors left with a draw against Woodlands on Thursday evening. Fresh from a huge upset in their loss against Harimau Muda, the Rams started with more purpose and took the lead just before the half hour mark thanks to Chang's strike from the edge of the penalty box. Things did not bode well for the Cheetahs, especially when Faizal Amir was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 90th minute, but they earned a penalty after Shunsuke Nakatake was felled in the penalty box, and Gama converted the resulting spot-kick

 

TANJONG PAGAR 1-2 HARIMAU MUDA B
(Syawal Nordin O.G. 45' | Ramzi Sufian 13', Shahrul Igwan pen. 86')
After 10 straight losses, Harimau Muda notched their second victory on the trot as they beat Tanjong Pagar 2-1 at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Friday evening. Ramzi scored his fourth goal of the season after 13 minutes with an unstoppable volley from 25 yards out. The Jaguars then tried to mount a fightback and thought they got the equaliser when Asraf Rashid put the ball in the back of the net, but the referee had already blown the whistle for an infringement. However, Sebastien Etiemble's penalty and follow-up shot was well saved by Ramdhan Hamid. The equaliser did come on the stroke of half time as Syawal headed the ball into his own goal, but the Malaysian outfit bagged all three points late in the game as Shahrul converted a spot-kick, sending Aurelien Herisson the wrong way.

 

GEYLANG INTERNATIONAL 0-1 WARRIORS FC
(Nicolas Velez 39')
Warriors FC narrowly beat Geylang International 1-0 at the Bedok Stadium on Friday evening thanks to Nicolas Velez’s exquisite finish to keep themselves within touching distance of league leaders Brunei DPMM. With the Bruneian outfit beating Albirex Niigata 2-1 the day before to open up a 10-point gap, the Warriors were desperate to get back to winning ways after their recent loss to Home United and a subsequent draw against reigning champions Tampines Rovers. The visitors had to work hard to earn the points though as Geylang put up a stern test, especially in the second half, with Hassan Sunny forced to make a series of crucial saves to preserve their lead.

 

HOME UNITED 2-2 TAMPINES ROVERS
(Kwon Dakyung 75', Qiu Li 83' | Abdil Qayyim 53', Mustafiq Fahrudin pen. 90')
Tampines Rovers secured their fourth consecutive draw in the league as they rescued a point at the death yet again in a 2-2 draw against Home United at Bishan Stadium on Sunday evening. The Stags came back to salvage a point last week against Warriors FC, and they did it yet again against the Protectors after trailing 2-1 in added time. Abdil Qayyim gave the visitors the lead early in the second half after reaching the end of Shahdan Sulaiman's corner, but Kwon Dakyung equalised for Home in the 75th minute with a volley from Sirina Camara's free kick. Qiu Li then gave the home side the lead soon after with a beautiful curling effort, but the Stags yet again showed their never-say-die spirit right at the death as Mustafiq Fahrudin converted a 92nd minute penalty.

WEEK 12 AT A GLANCE : 17 GOALS, 4 PENALTIES, 1 OWN GOAL, 21 YELLOW CARDS, 1 RED CARDS.
TOP SCORERS:
12 - RODRIGO TOSI (DPMM)
11 - ROY O'DONOVAN (DPMM)
9 - GEISON MOURA (HOUGANG), NICOLAS VELEZ (WARRIORS), GORAN LJUBOJEVIC (BALESTIER KHALSA) 

8 - MIROSLAV PEJIC, (WARRIORS), KAZUKI SAKAMOTO (ALBIREX
ASSIST LEADERS:
7 - LEE KWAN WOO (HOME), MIROSLAV PEJIC (WARRIORS)
6 - ROSMIN KAMIS, ROY O'DONOVAN (BOTH DPMM), KAZUYA OKAZAKI (ALBIREX)
5 - ALEKSANDAR DURIC (TAMPINES), INDRA SAHDAN (HOME)
Latest standings here, more news here.

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