Both matchup on the night ended in draw with Home United drawing 0-0 with League Cup champions DPMM Brunei while Woodlands Wellington earn a 2-2 draw with Warriors FC.
Home United coach Paul Lee was delighted with his defence but admit the attack will have to click soon as he acknowledged the players was still getting to know each others and adapting to the team style of play now.
As for the match in Woodlands, it was certainly not defence which dominate as right from the start, the home side went at eight-time champions Warriors and got a spot-kick after just 4 minutes.
Last season Rams top scorer Moon Soon-ho fired his kick back off the post though after sending Hassan Sunny the wrong way and the score remain 0-0.
The Korean make up for it as he finally got the opener after a save from Hassan Sunny left him with an open goal but Warriors will pull back through Sufian Anuar early in the second half.
Yet again though the Warriors which was poor last season was punished as a quick freekick fooled them and Rams marquee signing Khalid Hamdaoui was left alone to fire the home side into the lead again.
The Warriors though was not to lose their opener for the second year running as Shimpei Sakurada got the equaliser.
Jang Hong-won (GK), Firdaus Idros, Ismail Yunos, Noh Rahman (C), Sirina Camara, Nor Azli Yusoff, Lee Kwan-woo, Hafiz Rahim, Indra Sahdan Daud (Aliff Shafaein 46'), Jordan Webb, Masato Fukui
Yazid Yasin (GK), Sunghwan Cho, Shahril Alias, Rosman Sulaiman (Hidhir Hasbiallah), Khalid Hamdaoui, Atsushi Shimono, Armanizam Dolah (C), Farizal Basri (Taufiq Rahmat 68'), Ang Zhiwei, Chang Jo Yoon (Goh Swee Swee 82'), Soon Ho Moon
Hassan Sunny (GK), Abdil Qaiyyim, Daniel Bennett DF (C), Marin Vidosevic, Kazuyuki Toda, Tatsuro Inui, Shimpei Sakurada, Shi Jiayi, Zakir Samsudin, Sufian Anuar, Erwan Gunawan (Prakash Manikam 65')