Home United moved within sight of second after they beat Courts Young Lions 1-0 while Albirex Niigata (S) dropped points once again.
The Protectors winner came from Jordan Webb.
Meanwhile Albirex Niigata (S) had to settle for a point against Balestier Khalsa as both side played to a stalemate with neither side able to get a goal.
This results meant the Protectors were only 1 point behind Albirex Niigata (S) now.
In another match played in the afternoon in Malaysia, Hougang United beat Harimau Muda 2-1.
Mamadou Diallo and Azhar Sairudin got the goals for the Hougang side with Maxsius Musa replying for Harimau Muda.
Shahril Jantan (GK), Juma'at Jantan, Noh Rahman (C), Sirina Camara (Sevki Sha'ban 90'), Hafiz Rahim (Kwon Dakyung 46'), Jordan Webb, Firdaus Idros, Lee Kwan Woo, Masrezwan Masturi, Indra Sahdan, Song Uiyoung (Syahiran Miswan 83')
Courts Young Lions
Syazwan Buhari (GK), Al-Qaasimy Rahman, Sheikh Abdul Hadi, Firman Hanif, Raihan Rahman (C), Anumanthan Kumar, Shamil Sharif (Afiq Noor 54'), Faiz Salleh (Sahil Suhaimi 66'), Iqbal Hamid Hussain (Ignatius Ang 74'), Muhaymin Salim, Sherif El-Masri
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)
Fadhil Salim (GK) (C), Syaqir Sulaiman, Azhar Sairudin (Sobrie Mazelan 74'), Fazli Jaffar, Faizal Amir, Fazly Hasan, Nurhilmi Jasni (Lau Meng Meng 31'), Fairoz Hasan (Jerome Baker 59'), Thomas Beattie, Mamadou Diallo, Igor Cerina
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