The Sailors continued their impressive run of form by dispatching a difficult opponent. After going ahead through Quak’s stunning free-kick from the edge of the area, Aurelio Vidmar’s side then lost top scorer Stipe Plazibat just before the break due to injury.
Despite that setback, they doubled their lead with winger Hafiz putting the finishing touch to Aqhari Abdullah’s low cross into the area. Shahdan then sealed the three points for the away side with an instinctive header after Quak’s shot was deflected by Lionel Tan into his path.
There was to be no clean sheet for the Sailors, however, with Hougang grabbing a consolation through Machell’s penalty conversion deep into injury time.
Source: Singapore Premier League
Date: 17 November, Tuesday 2020
Stadium: Hougang Stadium
Half-time: Hougang United 0-1 Lion City Sailors
Full-time: Hougang United 1-3 Lion City Sailors
Hougang United: Charlie Machell 90+3′ (P)
Lion City Sailors: Gabriel Quak 12′, Hafiz Nor 58′, Shahdan Sulaiman 86′
Photography: Football Association of Singapore