Now, all of the Big 3 of SAFFC, Home United and Tampines Rovers have left the Cubs Den empty-handed as the Cubs once again show that at home they are a side to be reckoned with.
The Stags were without Qiu Li and Khariul Amri but even so, with their vast experience and older age, they were clearly a far superior team compared to the Young Lions who are restricted to being an Under-23 side.
But the Cubs pushed that aside to edge the Stags 2-1 with goals from Safuwan Baharudin and Fazli Ayob.
The Stags goal came from Zulkarnaen Zainal who converted from the spot.
On the same night, Balestier Khalsa defeated Albirex Niigata (S) 1-0 at the Jurong East Stadium to cement their eighth spot as the bottom 3, which include Albirex Niigata (S), are now in danger of losing sight of the rest of the pack.
The scorer was Tigers top scorer Rivaldo Costa who notched his seventh league goal of the season.
Izwan Mahbud (GK), Madhu Mohana, Safuwan Baharudin, Fazli Ayob, Hafiz Abu Sujad, Faritz Abdul Hameed, Hariss Harun (C), Izzdin Shafiq, (Shakir Hamzah) Seo Su Jong, (Afiq Yunos) Fairoz Hasan, (Luka Savic) Fadhil Noh
Hassan Sunny (GK), Seiji Kaneko, Benoit Croissant, Zulkarnaen Zainal (C), Akihiro Nakamura, Zahid Ahmad, (Jufri Taha) Aliff Shafaein, (Park Yo Seb) Shukor Zailan, Ismadi Mukhtar, Aleksandar Duric, (Fathi Yunus) Jamil Ali