DPMM FC stretched their lead at the top of the S.League to four points on Tuesday evening after claiming an emphatic 8-1 win over Woodlands Wellington.
Having seen Tampines Rovers fail to go top of the table a day before after throwing away a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw against Albirex Niigata (S), the Bruneian side entered the clash at the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium looking to regain momentum after back-to-back draws.
They duly took the lead when Roberto Alviz opened the scoring in the 17th minute, before Adi Said made it 2-0 on the half-hour mark when he slotted into the back of the net after exchanging a neat one-two with Roy O’Donovan.
O’Donovan then grabbed a goal of his own with a clinical finish two minutes later, and Azwan Ali ensured the hosts went in at the break with an extremely healthy lead in the 40th minute; getting enough on his shot to send it past Ahmadulhaq Che Omar after his side had overloaded the opposition inside the box.
Woodlands did manage a response two minutes before the hour mark when Moon Soon-ho cleverly flicked a shot over Wardun Yussof, but DPMM restored their four-goal cushion four minutes after when Adi fired home his second of the night after Ahmadulhaq had made a series of smart saves.
O’Donovan grabbed a brace too in the 79th minute when he netted on the rebound, after Ahmadulhaq had done well to deny Rodrigo Tosi in a one-on-one situation.
And a seventh goal arrived in the 85th minute when DPMM centre-back Boris Raspudic popped up at the other end and found the back of the net, before Tosi completed the rout in the final minute.
DPMM FC: Wardun Yussof, Helmi Zambin, Abdul Aziz Tamit, Boris Raspudic, Azwan Saleh, Rosmin Kamis, Roberto Alviz, Adi Said, Rodrigo Tosi, Azwan Ali, Roy O’Donovan.
Woodlands Wellington: Ahmadulhaq Che Omar, Fadhil Noh, Shahril Alias, Walid Lounis, Andy Ahmad, Armanizam Dolah, Atsushi Shimono, Farouq Farkhan, Stefan Milojevic, Oswind Suriya, Chang Jo-yoon.