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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 Home beat leaders DPMM in a big clash

TANJONG PAGAR UNITED 0-3 BALESTIER KHALSA
(Kim Min-ho 6', Goran Ljubojevic 30', Park Kang Jin 58')
After the high of their Singapore Cup victory over Hougang United last week, the Jaguars crashed back to ground with a comprehensive loss at home. The Tigers, who upset Warriors FC 3-1 themselves, fielded an unchanged line-up and it reaped dividends again. Park starred again, playing a neat one-two with Kim for the latter to fire home a low shot just six minutes in. Ljubojevic's header on the half-hour was adjudged to have crossed the line for his 11th goal of the season, before Park sealed the win with a typical strike from the edge of the box.

 

ALBIREX NIIGATA (S) 0-1 HOUGANG UNITED
(Geison Moura 50')
The White Swans missed the chance to close the gap with the top three when they fell to a shock 1-0 home loss. The spirited Cheetahs dug in to bounce back from their Singapore Cup exit and grabbed the only goal five minutes into the second half when Moura clinically headed home Diego Gama's cross. It was the Hougang-based side's first clean sheet of the season as well and they moved to within a point of fifth-placed Albirex.

 

HARIMAU MUDA B 2-4 WARRIORS FC
(Naim Zakaria 17', Ramzi Sufian 27' | Marin Vidosevic 4', Nicolas Velez 33', 44', Miroslav Pejic pen. 40')
A goal-fest at Pasir Gudang ended in favour of the Warriors, although they had to survive a spirited display from the hosts. The Young Tigers hit back through Naim's deflected strike and Ramzi's brilliant lofted finish, after Vidosevic had volleyed in a fine opener. But defensive mistakes undid the Malaysian side's graft as Velez levelled matters, before Pejic gave them the lead again from the spot. Another strike from Velez just before the break was enough to seal victory, with Harimau Muda goalkeeper Ramdhan Hamid sent off late on for a second yellow card.

 

BRUNEI DPMM 2-3 HOME UNITED
(Rodrigo Tosi 63', Boris Raspudic 84' | Bruno Castanheira 13', Qiu Li 52', 79')
After second-placed Warriors had reduced the gap between them and leaders DPMM to one, the Protectors made sure it stayed that way and in the process, made up ground on hosts as well. Birthday boy Qiu celebrated in emphatic fashion, notching one assist and bagging the other two. A pinpoint through ball enabled Castanheira to round Wardun Yussof for the opener, before he smashed home a cut-back from Lee Kwan Woo after the break. The Wasps halved the deficit as Tosi headed in Azwan Ali's corner, but Qiu skipped past two players and left the goalkeeper for dead before slotting home from a tight angle to make it 3-1. Raspudic nodded in a late second, but the uniformed giants hung on to inflict a second straight loss on Steve Kean's men.

 

GEYLANG INTERNATIONAL 1-0 TAMPINES ROVERS
(Yuki Ichikawa 86')
A howler from debutant goalkeeper Justin Pasfield gifted the Eagles a slim victory, although they had to thank their own custodian, Siddiq Durimi, for preserving the clean sheet. Pasfield had made two smart saves, but dropped a clanger when he fumbled Ichikawa's harmless cross into his own goal. The Stags were frustrated by Siddiq, who made five superb saves to deny the defending champions as new coach Rafi Ali suffered his first defeat.

WEEK 14 AT A GLANCE : 16 GOALS, 1 PENALTY, 20 YELLOW CARDS, 1 RED CARD
TOP SCORERS:
13 - RODRIGO TOSI (DPMM)
11 - ROY O'DONOVAN (DPMM), KAZUKI SAKAMOTO (ALBIREX), NICOLAS VELEZ (WARRIORS), GORAN LJUBOJEVIC (BALESTIER)
10 - GEISON MOURA (HOUGANG) 

9 - MIROSLAV PEJIC (WARRIORS) 

ASSIST LEADERS:
9 - LEE KWAN WOO (HOME)
8 - MIROSLAV PEJIC (WARRIORS)
7 - KAZUYA OKAZAKI (ALBIREX), ROSMIN KAMIS
(DPMM)
6 - ROY O'DONOVAN (DPMM), INDRA SAHDAN (HOME), KENTO NAGASAKI (ALBIREX)
5 - ALEKSANDAR DURIC (TAMPINES), JORDAN WEBB (YOUNG LIONS), ITSUKI YAMADA (ALBIREX), SYED THAHA (BALESTIER), BRUNO CASTANHEIRA (HOME)
Latest standings here, more news here.

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