|Former Lion Rafi Ali (with cap) is instrumental behind the success of the junior Stags|
In front of 1414 fans at the Jalan Besar stadium, the young Stags took the lead in the first half through captain Fazli Zailani but Blessing Ughojo equalised for SRC late into the second half to send the match into extra time.
Both teams were unable to break the deadlock in extra time and the match went into a penalty shootout where Young Stags goalkeeper, Fariq Ghani denied his opposite number, SRC goalkeeper, Shamsudin Hashim, to send the Young Stags supporters into raptures.
Tampines Rovers team manager, Zulkarnaen Zainal gave full credit to his opponents.
“SRC played really well and pushed us all the way. Full credit to them as they showed that they deserved to be in the final.”
CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE
27 OCT 2011