S.League Rd 3 Wrap: Albirex hit stunned champions for six

There were only three games this round, as we started with a stalemate in Bedok and ended with a lopsided result in Woodlands...

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Geylang International 0 Hougang United 0

12 Mar | Thursday | Bedok Stadium

It's perhaps surprising that it took this long, but we finally had our first scoreless draw of the season as Geylang took on Hougang on Thursday. Two evenly matched teams were unable to be seperated over 90 minutes, with the usual suspects in Jozef Kaplan (Geylang), Chupe and Yuki Ichikawa (Hougang) just failed to find the net. Both teams will console themselves with the fact that they managed to keep a first cleansheet of the season, but will know that it could have been more on another day.

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Home United 2 Tampines Rovers 0

13 Mar | Friday | Jalan Besar Stadium

After two narrow 1-0 wins, S.League giants Tampines Rovers finally came up against sterner opposition in the form of the Protectors. An impressive Ken Ilsø Larsen scored one goal and created another for Sirina Camara as Home United finally registered their first win of the season after two 1-1 draws. The Stags, who were missing Fabrice Noel and Mateo Roskam through injury, had no answer as they succumbed to a disappointing 2-0 loss.

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Warriors FC 0 Albirex Niigata (S) 6

14 Mar | Saturday | Woodlands Stadium

Who saw this coming? The unbeaten S.League defending champions were absolutely blown away by an Albirex Niigata side that had failed to collect a single point after two rounds. Not only that, but Tatsuyuki Okuyama's side showed no mercy at all, putting six goals past their hapless opponents. Atsushi Kawata was the star man for his side, scoring two goals and pressuring Syaqir Sulaiman into putting into his own net. There were also goals to Rion Taki, Hikaru Mizuno and Kento Nagasaki as the Japanese team completed an unlikely rout.

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