Balestier still have a fighting chance to finish fifth after pulling off a shock victory over Hougang. Young winger Puvan produced two clinical first-time finishes off Hazzuwan Halim’s deliveries to put the Tigers two up at half-time but Hougang drew level after the break with Fortunato capitalising on a loose ball to thump home before Shawal converted an exquisite lob off Shahfiq Ghani’s lofted ball.
Balestier would have the last laugh though, as Žužul fired past Izwan Mahbud after a well-worked team move to seal three points for his side.
Source: Singapore Premier League
Date: 6 Oct 2021, Wednesday
Stadium: Toa Payoh Stadium
Half-time: Balestier Khalsa 2-0 Hougang United
Full-time: Balestier Khalsa 3-2 Hougang United
Balestier Khalsa: Puvan Raj 10’, 35’, Šime Žužul 85’
Hougang United: Gilberto Fortunato 53’, Shawal Anuar 62’
Photography: Haiqal Tahir