Geylang International was left reeling and pondering missed chances as defending champions Tampines Rovers extended their current unbeaten run to two games after their victory over Warriors FC in the Great Eastern Charity Shield.
In a match that was highly anticipated by the Geylang fans after seeing a new branding of their club and positive direction in many areas, the Stags proved why they were defending champions as their robust passing game proved too much for the Eagles to cope with.
After a dominant display of attacking football coupled with strong defending by the home team, the Stags finally found the opening goal, scored by No. 10 Sead Hadzibulic and this was quickly doubled with a superb strike by No. 14 Shaiful Esah.
In the second half however, the Eagles found their groove and were quick to attack the visitors’ goal as they launched wave after wave of green offense. Striker and hit man Jozef Kaplan came close on numerous occasions but was consistently denied by the Stags custodian, Sasa Dreven.
As the Eagles pushed on, the Stags quickly exploited the extra space and with three swift counter attacks, saw them score another three to complete the scoreline of 5-0.
As the game reached the stages of formality, the Eagles will be left pondering what went wrong in this match as they prepare to face their next opponents.