|Bruno celebrates after scoring in 58th minute|
Putting aside the win that lifted Geylang International from the foot of the league table, the considerable damage had inflicted on leaders Brunei DPMM who may still leading the pack with five points clear of their nearest rivals Tampines Rovers.
But with the second-placed Stags having played two games less than the sultanate's men, the ball will be at the V Sundram moorthy's charges to tap on the chance to reduce the deficit after their goal-less stalemate a day earlier against Warriors FC.
|Ramozotti (left) opened the account in 28th minute|
Yet, none of those free-kicks yielded any dividend that Brazilian striker Rafeal Ramazotti had to chip over a surging and stretched Yazid Yasin to open the account on the 28th minute.
|Kento Fukuda (center) clears the danger|
Winger Hafiz Nor levelled the scores barely seconds following the resuming of the match when he whizzed from the right to plant the ball at the back of the net.
The porous defence were the culprits again in the 58th minute to allow Bruno Castanheira to score the match-winning goal which did not see the Eagles sat back to defend their slender lead from there onwards, as coach Jorg Steinebrunner's plan was to maintain the offensive mode which he explained during the post-match briefing with the press.
|Joe Gamble (10) met some resistance|
"In the first half, we attacked well but unfortunately DPMM scored first even though I felt it should be offside. But overall it was a good performance and the three points are massive reward for our efforts, commitments shown in the game."
When asked if the result could be instrumental in keeping the league title trophy in the Republic, the former defender replied:"It will always be the best team who will win it."
|Boris Raspudic (15) made sure he got it first|
"It should be two, three goals in the first half with the lapse of concentration in the second half when we switched off early." opined the ex-Blackburn Rovers boss.
"We are very disappointed when we don't have much attacking options with the opponents tried to minimize our attacks but we still have two more games where we hope to improve our performance." he added.