Monday, December 2, 2013

Balestier and DPMM Brunei reached Starhub League Cup Final

Balestier Khalsa reached their first ever Cup Final in the professional era (unless one considered last year Plate Cup was worthy of being considered a Cup) with a 1-0 win over Albirex Niigata (S) at Jurong East.

Albirex Niigata (S) who have been on a wretched run of not winning in 2 months since defeating DPMM Brunei in June showcased that as they were unable to break down a resolute Balestier defence despite home advantage.

And the Tigers took full advantage as they scored through Park Kang Jin early in the game and never looked back.

As for defending champions DPMM Brunei, there will be no lacked of that Final experience as it was their third Final in five years after they defeated Woodlands Wellington 1-0.

Hendra Azam got the winner.

In the Plate Cup Final, Harimau Muda won their first trophy after they defeated Courts Young Lions 2-0 at Jalan Besar.

Syazwan Tajudin and Asri Mardzuki got the goals for the Malaysian side.

Balestier Khalsa
Zaiful Nizam (GK), Poh Yi Feng, Obadin Aikhena, Jaslee Hatta, Syed Thaha, Ridwan Jamil (Shafuan Sutohmoh 80’), Kim Min-ho, Park Kang-jin, Ruhaizad Ismail (Tengku Mushadad 70’), Zulkiffli Hassim (Rasmus Fristedt 90’), Paul Cunningham (C)


Woodlands Wellington Yazid Yasin, Ang Zhiwei, Shariff Samat, Rosman Sulaiman, Taufiq Rahmat (Hidhir Hasbiallah 66’), Cho Sung-hwan, Atsushi Shimono, Theeraweekin Seehawong, Moon Soon-ho, Chang Jo-yoon, Fadhil Noh (Ridhwan Osman 54’).


Plate Cup Final
Courts Young Lions
Rudy Khairullah (GK), Ali Hudzaifi (Nurullah Hussein 61'), Firman Hanif, Tajeli Salamat, M. Anumanthan, Ignatius Ang (Nur Na'iim Ishak 54'), Sahil Suhaimi, Farhan Rahmat, Iqbal Hussain, Muhaymin Salim (Fareez Farhan 75'), Sherif El-Masri

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