|Jubilation at Toa Payoh East CC after the win|
No one knows what to expect from them from the tournament they last won in 2007 on the same ground with uninspired friendly results before the real test begun.
It was only after the 3-0 win over the Malaysians that slowly regained that bit of confidence to those massive skeptics out there, but things took a sudden twist when they found themselves deprived the services of key players like "Boy Wonder" Hariss Harun and Shi Jiayi due to unforeseen circumstance.
|It either JBS or Geylang Field for Lions prep (file picture)|
It was having to forsake the beauty of the game that makes it attractive for the most to more rustic approach of being pragmatic to achieve the goal in the end.
|Daniel Bennett - the most capped Lion after the game|
But at the end of the day, it had proven the tactics worked to frustrate their hosts and saw Thailand only able to reduce the deficit off a dead-ball situation (i.e.: corner) in the dying moments of the first half through a free header by Kirati Keawsombut.
|Coach Raddy left behind a big shoe to fill in (file picture)|
And for the whole football fraternity itself, is to see how we can build from here after we failed to do so after the earlier back-to-back victories in 2004 and 2007.