|Kristic (center) got a hat-trick|
The local scene got back to action after the SEA Games recess with The New Paper League Cup kicked start last evening with Alex Weaver led his troops to Toa Payoh to face their fellow AFC Cup representatives - Balestier Khalsa whom themselves were former winners of the Cup back in 2013.
|Nico Velez (10) closed down by Ho Wai Loon|
Due to the ongoing Ramadan period, all fixtures in this tournament are scheduled for 8.30pm kick-off.
|Close attention on Robert Pericic (9)|
|Hafiz Rahim bodychecked by Igor Cerina (5)|
Therefore, it was always the case of who took their chances well would be well-rewarded for their efforts and saw Croatian marksman Miroslav Kristic opened the account one minute before the interval by drove it low past Warriors' custodian Daniel Ong.
Barely two minutes into the second half, Kristic maintained his momentum by doubled his tally with a header amid some porous defending by the defending S.League champions.
|"Iggy" scored the third goal for the Tigers|
Inevitably, the former Hougang United coach got his men headed straight to the tunnel for a lengthy post-mortem after the match and only to see some of the players came out in the dark for their warming down session under the dim settings of the ground when everyone was about to pack and go.