S-League: Jaguars self-destruct

S-League: Jaguars self-destruct

SINGAPORE - At the final whistle, the Tanjong Pagar players slumped onto the Queenstown turf on Sunday night, wondering what had just happened.

Against all odds, the S-League's bottom team, the Courts Young Lions, had just earned their first victory of the season against the high-flying home side.

The Jaguars would have climbed to second spot with a win on Sunday night. But they had nobody but themselves to blame for the humbling.

The Young Lions did not play spectacular football.

In fact, they looked sloppy at times, and even spurned not one, but two penalties during the game.

But they got the goal they needed when Jaguars defender Anthony Aymard diverted Ignatius Ang's cross past his own goalkeeper with just 11 minutes to go.

Tanjong Pagar coach Patrick Vallee made no excuses for the defeat. "For me, the defeat is only our fault," he said glumly.

"I told my players we needed to be perfect technically, in our crosses, passes, shots.

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