|Fred Mendy (pictured above right) scored against his old team to send HUFC to the final|
Incidentally, at one stage such a fightback was seen impossible until the dying moments of the match had distinguished the different approach of that of a knock-out cup tournament and round-robin league format fixtures.
Mendy propelled HU at expenses of old bosses
Yet, it wasn't really a nail-bitter when both Etoile and Home Utd met for their recurring fixture at Queenstown Stadium two days later with one tweet suggested it was a "boring" first half at Stirling Road.
Nonetheless, "Liga Singapura" offered a different perspective when he tweeted:"Its definitely far from a boring game, if you look at it from a tactical point of view. See this going 0-0 all the way and then PKs."
Things, however, did not go according to script as suggested by the leading blogger when last season's leading top scorer Frederic Mendy stabbed home the only goal in 55th minute to send Lee Lim Saeng's men to their first bid for the Cup in 6 years.
I should have QUIT to be at Hougang
I wouldn't mind give 24hrs notice to tender my quit notice in order to be at Hougang Stadium the following night.
Despite not being at the ground, I could still feel the heart pounding as I follow the #sgcup to keep track of the scores of the other tie between Hougang and Albirex.
What a game it was with Albirex beat the Cheetahs 5-4 agg to head to their 2nd Cup finals in weeks!!
|After left his mark as a player, Hougang's coach Aide Iskandar has the potential to excel as a coach for what he done for the Cheetahs so far|
Sad to note that the timing of the semi-final matches collided with the Singapore Grand Prix that those keenly-contested battles were fought in front of disappointing crowds (hardly a pretty sight when these games were live-telecasted on cable).
|Match snap of Hougang-Albirex's match courtesy of Gale Gan|
After all, those at the four games were hardly disappointed by what they saw.