But for Home United, it lead to questions about their title aspiration as it was the third game they failed to collect full points without their talisman Qiu Li.
Without the Singapore forward in their lineup, the Protectors once again showcased a lacked of creativity and that is a worry as the Bishan side have many other internationals or ex-internationals who should step up.
Until then, it seem the Protectors title chances rest on when the Singapore forward return to the Protectors starting line-up and give the Protectors the edge in attack they lacked (without him)
The day after, SAFFC defeated Hougang United 2-1 at Jalan Besar Stadium.
Bah Mamadou and Taisuke Akiyoshi scored the goals for the Warriors with Jordan Webb replying for the Cheetahs.
In the weekend game, Tampines Rovers defeated Courts Young Lions 1-0 at Tampines stadium and once again, it was nobody else but Aleksandar Duric who pop up to score the winner.
Lionel Lewis (GK), Kenji Arai, Valery Hiek, Rosman Sulaiman, Shi Jiayi (C), Nor Azli Yusoff, Isa Halim (Faizal Samad), Asraf Rashid (Firdaus Idros), Firdaus Kasman (Farizal Basri), Kim Dae Eui, Frederic Mendy
Fadhil Salim (GK), Shariff Samat (C) (Lau Meng Meng), Ratna Suffian, Duncan Elias (Syaqir Sulaiman), Azhar Sairudin, Jordan Webb, Fazli Jaffar, Faizal Amir, Basit Hamid (Noor Ali), Carlos Delgado, Mamadou Diallo
Shahril Jantan (GK) (C), Shaiful Esah, Hafiz Osman, Bah Mamadou, Daniel Bennett, Noh Rahman (Luka Savic), Ivan Jerkovic, Rhysh Roshan Rai (Razaleigh Khalik), Taisuke Akiyoshi, Mislav Karoglan, Indra Sahdan (Mustaqim Manzur)
Hassan Sunny (GK), Jufri Taha, Benoit Croissant, Ahmad Latiff (Jamil Ali), Akihiro Nakamura, Shahdan Sulaiman, Imran Sahib, Ismadi Mukhtar, Aliff Shafaein (Shukor Zailan), Park Yo Seb, Aleksandar Duric (C)
Courts Young Lions
Courts Young Lions
Izwan Mahbud (GK), Afiq Yunos, Faritz Abdul Hameed, Irwan Shah (Firman Hanif), Shakir Hamzah, Fazli Ayob, Izzdin Shafiq, Hariss Harun (C), Eugene Luo (Safirul Sulaiman), Syafiq Zainal (Haniff Sadique), Shahfiq Ghani