The Protectors are now only seven-point behind leader Etoile FC and in the 3-round format of the S-league, they still have a double header with the French side so closing that gap is not as difficult as foreseen.
The winner came from defender Ismail Yunos and it should bring great joy to the Singapore international who has been recovering for the best part of the last 2 years.
Over the weekend, Balestier Khalsa defeated Woodlands Wellington 2-1 at the Woodlands Stadium.
Shahri Musa had scored first for the Rams before a second half fightback by the Tigers with goals from Paul Cunningham and Rivaldo Costa.
While the next night after the Home-Tampines game, Sengkang Punggol collected their second points in as many games after a 2-2 draw with the Young Lions at the Hougang Stadium.
Khairul Nizam and Fazli Ayob have given the Cubs the lead twice but were pinned back by goals from Farizal Basri and Sobrie Mazelan.
Lionel Lewis (GK), Ismail Yunos, Valery Hiek, (Jun Woo Keun) Zulfadli Zainal Abidin, (Shahdan Sulaiman) Rosman Sulaiman, Shi Jia Yi, Chun Jae Woon, Shahril Ishak(C), (Firdaus Kasman) Firdaus Idros, Isa Halim, Choi Chul Woo
Hassan Sunny (GK), (Zahid Ahmad) Ismadi Mukhtar, Benoit Croissant, Zulkarnaen Zainal (C), Seiji Kaneko, Imran Sahib, Park Yo Seb, (Khairul Amri) Aliff Shafaein, (Akihiro Nakamura) Shukor Zailan, Aleksandar Duric, Qiu Li
Fajar Sarib (GK), Winston Yap, Anaz Hadee, Kazuki Yoshino, Sahairi Ramri, Luis Eduardo Hicks, (Asraf Rashid) Azlan Alipah, (Shahri Musa) Nigel Vanu, Noor Ali (C), Sazali Salleh, (Rizawan Abdullah) Guntur Djafri
Fadhil Salim (GK), Kenji Arai (C), Shahir Hamzah,
Izwan Mahbud (GK), (Shakir Hamzah) Madhu Mohana, Safuwan Baharudin, Faritz Abdul Hameed, Fazli Ayob, (Luka Savic) Izzdin Shafiq, Hariss Harun (C), (Hafiz Abu Sujad) Nazrul Ahmad Nazari, Seo Su Jong, (Afiq Yunos) Fairoz Hasan, Khairul Nizam