Tampines reclaim top spot; Home win four in a row

Defending champions Tampines Rovers moved back on top of the S.League on Sunday evening after claiming a 3-1 win over Balestier Khalsa at the Clementi Stadium.

The Stags took the lead in the 15th minute when veteran striker Noh Alam Shah netted his second goal of the campaign, before Luis Closa doubled their tally with a long-range strike a minute after the half-hour mark.

Closa then grabbed his second of the evening two minutes after halftime to put the result beyond doubt, although Balestier did manage to grab a consolation in the 53rd minute when Kim Min-ho found the back of the net.

Having been displaced as league leaders by DPMM FC on Friday, the win allowed Tampines to reclaim top spot while the Tigers find themselves on the slide after picking up just one point from their last four matches.

Meanwhile, Home United claimed their fourth consecutive win in all competition after cruising to a 3-0 win over Woodlands Wellington at the Woodlands Stadium.

The Protectors broke the deadlock in the 21st minute when Ismail Yunos smashed home on the rebound, after Lee Kwan-woo’s fierce freekick had forced Yazid Yasin into a fine save.

Yazid then made a series of outstanding saves to keep the Rams in the game, as Izzdin Shafiq, Yasir Hanapi and Bruno Castanheira all produced good efforts in search of Home’s second goal.

But 11 minutes from time, Woodlands’ resistance was finally broken when Izzdin received the ball on the edge of the box and unleashed a ferocious drive into the top corner to double the visitors’ advantage.

And seven minutes later, Home went on to wrap up the three points after Fazrul Nawaz nodded the ball back to Bruno, who coolly eased past the challenge of Walid Lounis before stroking the ball into the back of the net.

Sunday’s S.League Results

Tampines Rovers 3-1 Balestier Khalsa

Woodlands Wellington 0-3 Home United

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