Lions bounce back from university loss with first tour victory
The win comes on the back of a 3-2 defeat to Niigata University of Health and Welfare, which attracted criticism from fans.
They may be university teams, but all Japanese teams are fast, fit and technically good
Singapore head coach V. Sundramoorthy was happy to earn a win but he continued to insist results are secondary in the build-up to the year-end AFF Suzuki Cup.
“I'm happy to get a win, but like I've been saying all along, results are not the important thing on this training camp,” Sundram said.
“Almost the entire squad – 23 out of 25 – has now had some playing time and I was able to try many different things against some strong opponents.
“They may be university teams, but all Japanese teams are fast, fit and technically good – in fact, I believe a Japan University Team beat some top clubs in the region earlier this year, so I'm pleased with how the team did."