Warriors FC will be left wondering how they did not manage to walk away from the Woodlands Stadium with all three points as the Rams displayed their defensive and attacking commitment and were themselves unlucky to not have scored all three points.
In a match that promised so much at the start of the season, Woodlands Wellington and Warriors FC both started strongly with the home team quickly establishing themselves in front of a packed stadium of yellow and green.
Awarded a penalty after some rash defending, the Rams were unlucky not to be a goal up after the miss by Soon-Ho Moon.
However, not to be denied, the Rams were soon up 1-0 as the South Korean converted brilliantly from a well weighted cross.
Springing into life, the Warriors quickly stepped up their play and some brilliant goalkeeping by the Rams custodian denied Sofian Anuar time and time again. When the custodian would be beaten, the wasteful finishing of the No. 10 ensured that the Rams went into the break with a slender lead.
The second half began as the first ended as the Warriors piled on the pressure on the home goal. The breakthrough finally came when Warriors’ No. 10, Sofian Anuar headed the ball past the hapless keeper.
The lead was short-lived as Woodlands once again found space and K. Hamdaoui brought the Rams into the lead once again.
Pressed for time and with expectation on their shoulders, the Warriors found another gear and were soon camping in the Woodlands half as they threatened down the wings.
The goal that eventually came to tie the score at 2-2 was through some careless goalkeeping from the Rams custodian Yazid Yasin as he was unable to keep a rebounded header off the cross bar out of the goal.
The match ended 2-2 and both teams shared the spoils of a point each.