FFT Players Ratings: Bahrain 3-1 Singapore
Hassan Sunny: 6
Was hardly tested from open play and did well to field the few crosses that came his way, but the Army United custodian was helpless to prevent the three well-struck penalties from Bahrain.
Juma’at Jantan: 6
A typical workhorse-like shift from the Home United captain, who acquitted himself decently even when pushed forward to right midfield in the second half.
Baihakki Khaizan: 6
The Johor Darul Ta’zim II centre-back got off to a poor start when he conceded the early penalty with a poor tackle, which the hosts scored off. Baihakki did redeem himself with the assist for the equaliser though, launching a precise long ball that Safuwan Baharudin headed in.
Daniel Bennett: 7
Singapore’s oldest player was also one of their best in this game, as the Geylang International man hardly put a foot wrong at centre-back. The 38-year-old had an assured game and displayed good awareness to deal with Bahrain’s attacking play.
Shakir Hamzah: 6
The Tampines Rovers defender displayed his typical aggressiveness but looked solid enough on his flank, though he was caught out of position on a couple of occasions.
Hariss Harun: 7
Along with Bennett, the Singapore skipper stood out for his side with his combative presence in the middle of the park. The Johor Darul Ta’zim midfielder tried his best to keep things ticking and covered plenty of ground, and also set up Safuwan for a good chance in the first half.
Izzdin Shafiq: 6
The Tampines playmaker was a decent foil for Hariss but was perhaps a bit too conservative with his passing. Did spray a few good balls, though Singapore struggled to get going offensively.
Gabriel Quak: 5.5
The right winger could have equalised for Singapore midway through the first half, but the Geylang man blasted his effort over from a good position. Found things difficult going forward though and came off in the second half as Sundramoorthy looked to shore things up on the right.
Safuwan Baharudin: 6.5
The PDRM midfielder was arguably Singapore’s most dangerous offensive threat, though that isn’t saying much. Safuwan scuffed a good chance off Hariss’s flick-on midway through the half, but made amends with a tremendous leap to head in the equaliser. Faded as the game wore on, though he still remained a concern for Bahrain at set-pieces.
Hafiz Sujad: 5.5
Like Quak, did his best to get involved and made some good runs down his flank. Provided good defensive cover as well, but the Tampines utility player ultimately did not contribute much offensively.
Khairul Amri: 6
Cut a lone figure upfront and hardly saw the ball, which resulted in him dropping deep on many occasions to try and get involved. The Garena Young Lions captain did his best to lead the line but held the ball a tad too long when he did get it, though it has to be said he had little support on those instances.