|2013 League Cup Winners - Balestier Khalsa|
"It's not about me." said Tiger's coach Darren Stewart at the post-match press conference following his side's 4-0 shutout of defending holders Brunei DPMM in the Starhub League Cup Final at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
Since taking over the reins at Toa Payoh Stadium two years ago, the former Australian international helped to transform the club he once skippered from a perennial minnow to a side now being characterized as a tough combative unit.
|Paul Cunningham (5) scored the first goal of the night|
However, the ex-Gombak United coach refused to be carried away when he said the attention will now be shifted to their next match against Woodlands Wellington in the league on next Thursday.
|Kim Minho's (15) stunning volley made it 2-0|
|Unmarked Poh Yifeng (17) tripled the scores in 67"|
Paying his tribute to the man who is synonymous with the football club, coach Stewart said:"Credit must go to the chairman (Mr Thava) who has been so wonderful to the team and to me as well on personal terms,
"And also to the team who deserved the win tonight, please give them all the credit and coverage."
|DPMM star Shahrazen Said (center) struggled|
|Park Kangjin (right) was named the MVP|
"This year Balestier is a good team and it's always a big challenge to play against them." said the Croatian coach who failed to complete a three-peat of the title to salvage a dismal season he and his team are enduring so far.
"It is their club chairman for making a good team this year and they deserved the win tonight." as the reigning Coach of the Year recipient extended his congratulations to his opponents.
|Darren Stewart credit the win as a team effort|
Said coach Simunic:"I feel sorry for my players as they played a good game against Woodlands but to get this bad result tonight and I hope they can learn something out of this defeat, also I would like to apologize to our fans for this result, yet to me whether it is a Silver or Gold (medal), it's a good result for the team."
FOR THE RECORD
Starhub League Cup Final -
Balestier Khalsa 4-0 Brunei DPMM
(Scorers: Paul Cunningham - 15th minute, Kim Min Ho - 34th, Poh Yi Feng - 68th and Tengku Mushadad - 86th)
Plate Final -
Courts Young Lions 0-2 Harimau Muda
(Scorers: Muhammad Syazwan Tajudin - 22nd minute and Mohd Asri Mardzuki - 70th)