Doi scores a hattrick as Hougang United puts five goals past Tampines Rovers.
Hougang United sent Tampines Rovers packing with a 5-1 hammering and ended the evening leading the AIA Singapore League standings with nine points, at least for 24 hours until Albirex Niigata catches up with Geylang International on Sunday 4 April.
The Lion City Sailors scored a 3-1 win over Young Lions which helped lift them to second in the table.
Tomoyuki Doi scored a hattrick (19th, 22nd, 90th) with the other two gaols coming courtesy of Maksat Dzhakybaliev and Shafiq Ghani.
The Stags replied through Boris Kopitovic, and aptly said on its Facebook page that it was a “night to forget for the Stags”.
The Cheetahs instead said that their win over the Stags was due to an “immense effort, huge performance” and called it a “massive victory”.
In the other match, the Lion City Sailors took all three points from the Young Lions after a 3-1 victory, with Gabriel Quak (27th, 62nd) and Stipe Plazibat (34th) getting their names of the scorer’s sheet.
Apart from the Albirex Niigata – Geylang International clash, bottom side Tanjong Pagar United will have a change to get some points on the board when it comes up against Balestier Khalsa, which is third from bottom and with two points to show.
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