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"Pinball" Duo could be swapping spots after Balestier's comeback 4-1 thrashing of Hougang

This entry supports #mysleagueticket Following their second consecutive defeat that saw them succumbed to a 4-1 loss to Balestier Khalsa earlier at the Toa Payoh Stadium, things aren't looking that positive for Hougang United all out of sudden. Ranked as the dark horses for the intense ongoing title race in recent weeks, this evening's defeat coupled with last weekend's narrow 2-1 loss to Courts Young Lions had seen the Cheetahs dropping points and could be in danger of losing their spot in the top six after tonight's result. At the meantime, buoyed by their gutsy performance against league leaders Brunei DPMM last week on the same ground that resulted a 3-3 draw, the Tigers found themselves right at the doorsteps to join the top echelon of the league with only a handful of games remaining. In short, the outcome of this "Pinball Derby" could alter the fate of either team on where they would head to when the league fixture enters its final "0.5&q

[Starhub League Cup] Toothless Tigers overhelmed by the Cheetahs

Defending Cup holders Balestier Khalsa are just a defeat away from being eliminated from the first major title they won last year , following a 3-0 whitewash by Hougang United who have been impressive this season since former international Amin Nasir took over during the mid-season last year. Geison Moura (left) opened the account It was a pretty physical Group D encounter between these two teams that banded together as the "Pinball Derby" - a term that was coined last season after former Cheetahs coach Johana Johari described the Tigers' game as "playing pinball" in their Singapore Cup Quarter-Final match that eventually saw the Toa Payoh-based side knocked the team from Hougang out of that tournament. Since then, many changes between the two had been taken place with the Balestier languished at the bottom half of the league with the Cheetahs riding on the crest of things that see them ranked as one of the "dark horses" for the league title r