Despite the result, it was Home who was the more impressive side throughout the game and they should have collected the 3 points but forward Indra was guilty of missing at least 5 golden chances to open the account.
Indeed the champions make the Protectors pay for it as they won a penalty and skipper Mustafic Fahrudin go on to convert the spotkick.
It was yet another result the champions had grind out but as the saying go; champions grind out results and they are looking like 5-time champions at this point.
In another match, DPMM Brunei defeat Woodlands Wellington 1-0 at Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium with Joao Moreira scoring the only goal of the game
Shahril Jantan (GK), Firdaus Idros, Noh Rahman (C), Sirina Camara, Masrezwan Masturi (Justin Khiang 90'), Song Ui-young, Hafiz Rahim, Lee Kwan-woo (Aliff Shafaein 82'), Masato Fukui (Mustaqim Manzur 69'), Jordan Webb, Indra Sahdan Daud
Sasa Dreven (GK), Jufri Taha, Kunihiro Yamashita, Seiji Kaneko, Shaiful Esah, Imran Sahib (Ahmed Fahmie 90'), Mustafic Fahrudin (C), Shahdan Sulaiman, Ismadi Mukhtar, Sead Hadzibulic (Aleksandar Duric 85'), Khairul Amri
Ahmadulhaq Che Omar (GK), Cho Sung Hwan, Shahril Alias, Rosman Sulaiman, Armanizam Dolah (C), Taufiq Rahmat (Moon Soon Ho 46'), Ridhwan Osman (Oswind Suriya 55'), Ang Zhiwei, Khalid Hamdaoui, Chang Jo-yoon, Goh Swee Swee (Farizal Basri 66')