Analysis

Ikhsan Fandi scores eighth SPL goal at the death to snatch draw against Geylang

Ikhsan Fandi’s last-gasp equaliser gave Young Lions a share of the points with Geylang International after a 2-2 draw at Bedok Stadium on Saturday evening.

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Yeo Hai Ngee had given the Eagles the lead twice in this game but R. Aaravin equalised the first time before Ikhsan combined with his brother Irfan Fandi to salvage a point for his team in the dying minutes of the Singapore Premier League game.

The first piece of action came in the 13th minute, with Fairoz Hasan latching onto Darren Teh’s pass but he was denied from close range by an onrushing Hairul Syirhan.

Geylang’s custodian Zainol Gulam was tested next, with Syahrul Sazali hitting a well-struck free-kick but the goalkeeper was equal to the task.

The Eagles were then given a huge let off in the 33rd minute, after Afiq Yunos gave the ball away to Ikhsan and the striker’s drilled effort was pushed away by Zainol.

Fairoz Hasan was unlucky not to open the scoring four minutes from half-time, as his venomous volley from outside the box was saved by Hairul.