With Etoile FC 1-0 win over Sengkang Punggol 24 hours earlier, it was up to Tampines Rovers to match them to regain top spot.
That was what the Stags did as they defeated Gombak United 2-0 at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
Still, it was a tough encounter for the Stags as even with 10 men - after the Bulls lost defender Jeremy Chiang - the Bulls had gave the Tampines side a few scare before a second goal from Frenchman Benoit Croissant finally kill off the stubborn side.
Imran Sahib had given the Stags the lead in the first period.
The Stags will now have the chance to further cement their place at the spot during the weekend when they face soon-to-be-former champions, SAFFC at the Tampines Stadium.
Zakariah Nerani (GK), Jaslee Hatta (C), Bah Mamadou, Jeremy Chiang, Obadin Aikhena, Hamqaamal Shah, Goran Subara, (Fabian Tan) Ridhwan Jamaludin, (Ruhaizad Ismail) Agu Casmir, (Shafuan Sutohmoh) Park Kang Jin, (Eddoh Pascal) Fazrul Nawaz
Hassan Sunny (GK), Benoit Croissant, Seiji Kaneko, Akihiro Nakamura, (Zahid Ahmad) Imran Sahib, Park Yo Seb, (Fathi Yunus) Aliff Shafaein (C), Shukor Zailan, Ismadi Mukhtar, (Jamil Ali) Khairul Amri, Aleksandar Duric
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