A 2-2 draw with Albirex Niigata (S) at Jurong East have seem Home United championship hopes hang by a thread.
They must now hope the Young Lions, boasted by surely a tired, if not jet-lag, Harris Harun, can pulled off a similar, if not better, result against leaders Etoile FC and even then it may not be good enough as there is also Tampines Rovers.
Therefore this result is the worst possible outcome for Home United who needed the 3 points.
Now, Etoile FC can pulled 6 points away and Tampines Rovers 4 points away and games to pull them back are dwindling.
They can looked back at what might have been but conceding an early goal is bad way to start an away game with Takaya Sugasawa scoring after 21 minutes.
After that, it took international Shi Jiayi to give them hopes as he pulled them level but with only 10 minutes left.
Left with no choice but to go for it, they conceded a second through Takaya Sugasawa again before an injury-time goal by another international Shahril Ishak rescued a point.
However, just as it was not enough to win this match it looked like it is not enough to win this year championship even as they closed the gap to 3 points now.
Lionel Lewis (GK), Ismail Yunos (Zulfadli Zainal Abidin), Valery Hiek, Rosman Sulaiman, Shi Jiayi, (Firdaus Kasman) Chun Jae Woon, Shahril Ishak(C), (Sufian Anuar) Isa Halim, Shahdan Sulaiman, Jun Woo Keun, Choi Chul Woo
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