League Cup Final: Brilliant Balestier

League Cup Final: Brilliant Balestier

SINGAPORE - Four years ago, Poh Yi Feng was part of the Balestier Khalsa team who finished bottom in the S-League.

Perhaps it was fitting that the 26-year-old got on the scoresheet last night, as the Tigers beat Brunei DPMM 4-0 in the StarHub League Cup final at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

The trophy is the first piece of silverware Balestier have won since the inception of the S-League in 1996.

Said Poh: "We finished last in 2008 and 2009, my first two seasons as an S-League player with this team.

"If you told me then that I would one day score in a Cup final for Balestier, I wouldn't have believed you.

"But now, from last in the league to cup winners... shiok lah!"

Tigers chairman S Thavaneson, who has been with the club since 1978, said: "It (silverware) has been a long time coming and certainly means a lot.

"Credit has to be given to everybody involved with the club. They have helped with the slow process of building the club."

Balestier were favourites heading into last night's final, having just lost once in their last 17 matches.

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