Sunday, July 4, 2010

Derby Draw see Stags title hopes take a blow

Geylang United gave their Derby rival Tampines Rovers a sleepless night as they held out to force a 0-0 draw at the Bedok Stadium.

For the Stags, it mean they are now five points behind Leaders Etoile FC and their title hopes are fading fast as it was the third time in four games they have failed to score and they have only won twice in the last seven games.

It is a disaster period for the two-time champions to be losing form and they must be worry how Qiu Li goals are drying up with the Lions forward looking to get back to fitness.

It is affecting their title aspiration for at the same time, key players like Aleksandar Duric, due to age, and Khairul Amri, due to injury, are not picking the slack in form as they continue to find it tough to get into goalscoring form this season.

The White Swans defeated Beijing Gouan (S) 1-0 at the Jalan Besar Stadium in the previous night.

Bruno Castanheira scored the winner for the White Swans
Geylang United 
Yazid Yasin (GK), Salim Rahim, (Yasir Hanap) Jonathan Xu, Shah Hirul, Rastislav Belicak (C), Adrian Dhanaraj, Vasile Ghindaru, Kim Jae Hong, Syed Fadhil, (Hafiz Rahim) Itimi Dickson, (Masrezwan Masturi) Peter Tomko

Tampines Rovers
Hassan Sunny (GK), Zahid Ahmad, Benoit Croissant, Zulkarnaen Zainal (C),
Seiji Kaneko, (Ismadi Mukhtar) Imran Sahib, Park Yo Seb, (Jamil Ali) Aliff Shafaein, Shukor Zailan, Aleksandar Duric, (Khairul Amri) Qiu Li

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