Sunday, July 18, 2010

Qiu come off the bench to lead Stags to second

Singapore international and Tampines Rovers forward Qiu Li came off the bench in the game against Balestier Khalsa to inspire his team back into second spot.

The 29-year-old scored a brace to kill off the resistance of the Tigers who had held out against the two-time S-league Champions.

With the 2 goals, it also meant Qiu Li has drawn level with Mendy at the top of the goalscorers list at 15 a piece.

But all that also came at a price as Qiu Li was taken off with 4 minutes to go as he re-injured himself.

Now Stags coach Vorawan admitted he might have to let Qiu Li rest a bit more and the forward might not even be on the bench against Albirex Niigata (S) next week in the LIVE Wednesday game.

At this moment though, it still appear to be worth it - until the Albirex game - as the Stags grabe second and with a win next week they can overtake Etoile FC, for 24 hours at least.

Balestier Khalsa
Ahmadulhaq Che Omar (GK), Sofiyan Abdul Hamid, Paul Cunningham, Daniel Hammond (C), K Sathiaraj,
(Mushthafa Kamal) Han Yiguang, Poh Yi Feng, (Syaqir Sulaiman) Nurhilmi Jasni, (Syafiq Zainal) Andrew Tan, Vitor Borges, Rivaldo Costa

Tampines Rovers
Hassan Sunny (GK), Zahid Ahmad, ((Satria Mad) Qiu Li) Jufri Taha, Benoit Croissant, Seiji Kaneko, Akihiro Nakamura, Park Yo Seb, (Khairul Amri) Aliff Shafaein (C), Shukor Zailan, Jamil Ali, Aleksandar Duric

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