Sunday, April 25, 2010

Stags lose Eastern Derby

S-league Leaders Tampines Rovers went down to a shock defeat at the Eastern Derby in which they have won 16 of the last 17 encounters.

It was especially shocking as they also lost on their home turf where they have a good record with defeats rarer than recent Eastern Derby wins for the Eagles.

In addition, the Eagles were without several of their regulars like Vasile Ghindaru and Yazid Yasin etc.

In the end, such stats did not matter to the Eagles who won 1-0 on the night.

That was the only stat that matter which is a Masrezwan Masturi goal, 12 minutes from time, was enough against a 10-men Tampines Rovers.

The Stags had saw Zahid Ahmad send off and his coach, Vorawan Chitavanich, was not pleased with the defender performance as he had a go at the player on the S-league site stating he was ‘disappointed’ with Zahid for some poor decision-making thus leading to the dismissal.
Tampines Rovers
(Ridhuan Barudin) Hassan Sunny (GK), Zahid Ahmad, Seiji Kaneko, Zulkarnaen Zainal (C), Benoit Croissant, Akihiro Nakamura, Imran Sahib, ( Aliff Shafaein) Shukor Zailan, (Ismadi Mukhtar) Khairul Amri, Aleksandar Duric, Qiu Li

Geylang United
Siddiq Durimi (GK), Salim Rahim, Jonathan Xu, Rastislav Belicak, (Masrezwan Masturi) Miroslav Latiak (C), Walid Lounis, Hafiz Rahim, Syed Fadhil, Shah Hirul, (Yasir Hanapi) Itimi Dickson,

(Syed Thaha) Peter Tomko

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