Goal.com's S.League Team of the Week Round 3

The Goal.com team picks the best XI from the latest round of S.League matches
S.League Team of the Week

Formation: 3-4-3



Goalkeeper - Yazid Yasin (Geylang United)

Geylang might have lost to Hougang on Saturday night, but without Yazid Yasin in goal the Eagles would have ended the night with an embarrassing scoreline. A series of excellent saves by the veteran goalkeeper kept the score tight as his side chased a goal that never looked like coming. Yazid's fine form also didn't go unnoticed by Eagles' coach Mike Wong who duly credited his custodian.

Photo: GUFC FB


Right-back - Affize Faisal (Harimau Muda)

The Young Tigers' vice-captain was captain for the day when his side took on Tanjong Pagar and came out 3-0 winners against a far more experienced team.

The full-back was not only a menace in defence but his runs down the flank was a cause for concern for the Jaguars each time it occured. In one such run he was able to grab an assist for himself as he set-up Gary Robbat for his goal.




Centre-back - Daniel Hammond (Woodlands)

The rock in Woodlands defence as they held free-scoring Albirex Niigata for long periods of the game in the first match of the week. Hammond was near perfect throughout the match as he confidently marshalled his defence, reading the game well and coping with the threat of top scorer Toshikazu Soya and co. The Woodlands captain was also a threat upfront during set pieces and he nearly got his name on the scoresheet in the first-half but his header was just inches wide.


Left-back - Duncan Elias (Woodlands)

Together with Hammond and Fabien Lewis, the trio capped a wonderful performance for Woodlands againist leader Albirex. Duncan was alert throughout the match, breaking up the White Swan's quick attacking moves and also making runs up and down the flanks to provide support for his teammates. The Rams were only sunk by a last-gasp sucker punch.

It's a pity that he loses his temper easily and earned himself a yellow card for a reckless tackle in the match but if he and the others continue to work well, Woodlands defence would be a tough nut to crack.


Right midfield - Tatsuro Inui (SAF)

The speedy midfielder somehow reminds one of Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs as he constantly charges down the flank to create chances for his team-mates. His tireless run and never say die attitude proved to be vital for SAF as they recovered twice from being two goals down. Although he wasted an opportunity to open the scoring in the 15th minute, his vicious free-kick in the 82nd minute, his second of the season, was a real beauty.




Centre midfield - Gary Robbat (Harimau Muda)

Man of the Match winner in his S.League debut and Robbat was at his finest again on Friday night, when the Young Tigers slayed Tanjong Pagar 3-0 in their adopted home ground of Yishun Stadium. The tenacious midfielder got himself on the scoresheet as well in the rout and together with his partner for the day Azizan, was an unassailable rock in the centre of the park.





Centre midfield - Azizan Nordin (Harimau Muda)

Azizan may not have registered himself in the scoresheet but his role in the Harimau Muda win over the Jaguars was crucial. His partnership with Gary Robbat is one to watch out for in the S.League and the duo are due to cause many a nightmare for the big boys in the league when they come calling.


Left midfield - Qiu Li (Home United)

A superb performance by the Singapore international who scored a brace for Home United. The first one was a stunning free-kick from outside the area and his second goal was a display of his striking instinct as he charged into the area swiftly and coolly sloted home team-mate Ihata's cut back.

The big man was also a constant threat for Home United, playing well with fellow strikers Mendy, Indra and Ihata. His dead-ball ability would also be Home United's secret weapon this season.


Left forward - Jordan Webb (Hougang United)

The majestic Jordan Webb made it 3 goals in 3 games as he helped Hougang preserve their unbeaten run this season. He opened the scoring with an unstoppable right-footed shot from outside the area and continued to threaten Geylang's defence throughout the whole match. If the Canadian winger is able to maintian his goal scoring form, he might be the man who can bring Hougang a trophy this season.


Striker - Ignatius Ang (Hougang United)

Coming on as a subsitute in the match, Ignatius Ang did exactly what he was told by Hougang coach Nenad Bacina and scored the second goal which successfully wrapped up the game for the Cheetahs. His well-timed header meeting team-mate Fazli Jaffar's cross showed his alertness and skills. Also, Hougang's attack became livelier and sharper after the forward came on. The Singapore youth international is sure to be a player to look out for if he can maintain his form.

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Right forward - Fazrul Nawaz (SAF)

Fazrul was rested by SAF coach Richard Bok due to his commitment in mid-week for the Singapore national team but the striker showed no sign of fatigue as he came on as a subsitute and scored two goals in thirteen short minutes to help the Warriors to a dramatic comeback. His first was a simple shot in the box but his second goal showed his composure as he latched on to Karoglan's pass and buried it pass Lionel Lewis with confidence.


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