S.League Review: Tampines, Warriors maintain 100 percent record

Tampines Rovers spoiled Irfan Fandi's Courts Young Lions debut with a narrow 1-0 win, while Warriors FC took apart Harimau Muda 3-1 in Thursday's S.League action.

Tampines Rovers 1 Courts Young Lions 0

Tampines were made to work hard for the win once again, with Mateo Roskam's 77th minute winner enough to gain them all three points.

Much of the prematch buildup had focused on young starlet Irfan Fandi's S.League debut for the Young Lions, and the 17-year-old lasted just over an hour in central defence for Aide Iskandar's team.

It was the Stags who dominated proceedings, although they were unable to make the initial breakthrough.

Some second-half attacking substitutions did the trick for V. Sundramoorthy though, as Roskam converted a second chance attempt before first M. Anumanthan and then Roberto Alviz were sent off in the closing stages.

Harimau Muda 1 Warriors FC 3

Nicolas Velez was the toast of Warriors FC for a second week in a row as his brace ensured maximum points from the trip across the Causeway.

The Argentinean striker opened the scoring with seconds on the clock at Hang Jebat Stadium, only for goalkeeper Neezam Aziz to fumble Faizat Ghazali's header into goal for the equaliser.

Shi Jiayi restored the advantage shortly after the break, nodding home from point-blank range after a corner kick routine.

The defending champions then made the result certain six minutes later, with Velez latching on a delightful through ball from Shi before firing past the Harimau Muda goalkeeper for his third goal of the season.

All Photos: Football Association of Singapore