That why Etoile FC 2-1 win over the Young Lions will take on more significance than the fact it was the Cubs second defeat in 14 matches at the Cubs Den.
It mean well mean the difference in keeping out Home United out of the title race and, who know, maybe Tampines Rovers as well at the end of the season.
The French certainly knew that and they went for the juggler right from the start with Karim Boudjema and then skipper Matthias Verschave scoring from the start.
They were two goals up in 10 minutes and the Cubs morale must be surely destroyed for let not forget they are a U23 side.
If that was the strategy, then it has clearly worked and the Young Lions have little hope to recover after that.
Khalili D'cruz, who is on a scoring run after hitting in both the two friendly against Myanmar earlier in the month, did it again as he finally notched his first S-league goal in his short career (He only make his debut in the second half of last year)
But it was not enough after the terrible start of the Young Lions and they have to learn from it that conceding goals is bad and if we are talking two, then it is a disaster for we are giving opponents too much of a head start.
Izwan Mahbud (GK),