Yazid stars, but Webb’s Home have the last laugh

Yazid stars, but Webb’s Home have the last laugh
Home United assistant coach Aidil Sharil (second from left) and head coach Lee Lim Saeng (centre) observing their players during a training session at Bishan Stadium on 4 March 2013.

WOODLANDS WELLINGTON - 2
(Moon Soon Ho 9, Chang Jo Yoon 80)
HOME UNITED - 3
(Masrezwan Masturi 20, Webb 70, 74)

He pulled off three top saves, and even managed to keep out a penalty.

But veteran goalkeeper Yazid Yasin still ended up on the losing side in Woodlands Wellington's Great Eastern-Yeo's S-League clash with Home United at the Woodlands Stadium last night.

Home's Canadian forward Jordan Webb ensured the 34-year-old shot-stopper's heroics went to waste, with two strikes in four second-half minutes that helped the third-placed Protectors post a 3-2 win.

Woodlands coach Salim Moin, whose side remain fourth, paid tribute to Yazid despite the defeat.

"He's been outstanding this season, and has performed very well whenever he's called upon," said the coach.

"Whenever he pulls off a miracle (save), the whole team get lifted."

Moon Soon Ho got the home side off to a bright start by taking advantage of a blunder by Home goalkeeper Shahril Jantan to score in the ninth minute.

But Home right back Masrezwan Masturi, a former Woodlands player, equalised with a fantastic long-range effort on 20 minutes.

With the match finely balanced, Yazid had to be at his best to keep out efforts from Sirina Camara, Lee Kwan Woo and Song Ui Yong.

He also kept out Camara's spot kick, after Woodlands were penalised for handball on the hour mark.

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