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DPMM FC loses 2-0 to Lion City Sailors

DPMM FC loses 2-0 to Lion City Sailors

DPMM FC suffered their first defeat of the season last night after losing 2-0 to Lion City Sailors in the Singapore Premier League at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore.

It was the first defeat under Rui Capela Batista’s reign as newly appointed head coach since he took charge before the start of the season. The Gegar Gegar men have enjoyed back-to-back wins, with the clash against Lion City Sailors an opportunity to make a statement about their ambitions.

The Brunei side had half a chance to take the lead after Julio Cruz’s powerful shot hit the upright ball as Lion City Sailors shot-stopper Zharfan Rohaizad was beaten.

The visitors also had a chance at the other end, but a header fell kindly to DPMM FC goalkeeper Kristijan Naumovski. The Sailors broke on the counter when Maxime Lestienne fed an onrushing Shawal Anuar, whose first touch brought him down much to the relief of the Bruneian defense.

Their pressure paid off when Shawal redeemed himself by finishing the ball with a perfect volley on the end of Toni Datkovic’s cross.

The impressive Lestienne sealed the tie after a stunning finish just before the final whistle. – Fadhil Yunus

DPMM FC loses 2-0 to Lion City Sailors
DPMM FC and Lion City Sailors during the Singapore Premier League match. PHOTO: SPL