S.League: Harimau Muda stun Hougang

S.League: Harimau Muda stun Hougang
Hougang United coach Amin Nasir (second from left) rallying his player during a training session

Hougang United's impressive Great Eastern-Yeo's S.League season is in danger of falling apart, after a 2-1 defeat at home by bottom team Harimau Muda B yesterday.

Hougang have spent almost the entire season in the top half of the 12-team league, taking points off every team in the top five, but they have not won in four league games.

After last night's result, they will slip into the bottom half if seventh-placed Balestier Khalsa - who have a better goal difference than the Cheetahs - beat Harimau Muda at Pasir Gudang on Friday and leapfrog them in the table.

After Friday, the S.League will split into two halves and each team will play once against a team in their half.

Harimau Muda raced to a 2-0 lead at the Hougang Stadium last night, thanks to goals from Faris Shah Rosli (27th minute) and Asri Mardzuki (41st minute).

Hougang, who had defender Firman Hanif sent off in the 54th minute for dissent, pulled a goal back through Nurhilmi Jasni in the 90th minute.

Harimau Muda then saw goalkeeper Ilham Amirullah red-carded late on when he picked up two yellow cards for time-wasting in added time, but held on for the win.

This article was first published on Sep 3, 2014.
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