Verschave once again showcased his importance to the French team with his goal in the 63 minutes proving vital as it gave the Leaders the breathing space to hold back a raging Champions; who was threatening to stage a comeback.
League top scorer Frederic Mendy had open the scoring as early as in the third minute before Park Tae Won pulled the Warriors level but once again, they gave it away with Kevin Yann giving Etoile FC a first half lead.
After Verschave goal gave Etoile FC a 3-1 lead, the Warriors try to stage a comeback with a goal from Ahmad Latiff but it was all they could managed and it was not enough.
The next night, Home managed to keep pace with Etoile as the Protectors defeated Balestier Khalsa 1-0 at the Toa Poyah Stadium.
Korean forward Chun Jae Woon got the winner five minutes from time.
Gombak United, who was playing on the same night, had a much more comfortable win against a Woodlands Wellington without their key players.
Nigerian forward Eddoh Pascal had a debut to remember as he notch a brace before goals from Agu Casmir, Fazrul Nawaz and Zulkiffli Hassim gave the Bulls an impressive 5-0 victory.
Shahril Jantan (GK) (C), Hafiz Osman, Syaiful Iskandar, Ivan Lovric, Ahmad Latiff, Noh Rahman, John Wilkinson, Ivan Jerkovic, Park Tae Won, (Ruzaini Zainal) Mustaqim Manzur, Taisuke Akiyoshi
Lionel Lewis (GK), Ismail Yunos, Valery Hiek, (Naufal Omar Ashiblie) Shi Jiayi, Tengku Mushadad, Chun Jae Woon, Shahril Ishak(C), (Shahdan Sulaiman) Firdaus Idros, (Sufian Anuar) Isa Halim, Jun Woo Keun, Choi Chul Woo
Zaiful Nizam (GK), Jeremy Chiang, Hamqaamal Shah, Goran Subara, (Zulkiffli Hassim) Ruhaizad Ismail, Fabian Tan, Shafuan Sutohmoh, Fazrul Nawaz, Agu Casmir (C), (Armanizam Dolah) Park Kang Jin, (Fazli Jaffar) Eddoh Pascal
Woodlands WellingtonFajar Sarib (GK), Winston Yap, Anaz Hadee, Luis Eduardo Hicks, Nardi Asani, (Ali Shaban) Azlan Alipah, Nigel Vanu, (Andy Ahmad) Noor Ali (C), Sazali Salleh, Rachid Lajane, (Guntur Djafri) Azli Mahmud