Hougang came through a tricky test against Balestier, who made life difficult despite having to play the majority of the game with 10 men after Serbian centre-back Ensar Brunčević was dismissed for an off-the-ball incident.
The breakthrough came in the second half through the in-form Doi, who benefitted from a superb flick-on by substitute Khairul Nizam to thrash high past Zaiful Nizam from a tight angle – earning his side a fourth win in their last five matches.
Source: Singapore Premier League
Date: 10 April 2021, Saturday
Stadium: Toa Payoh Stadium
Half-time: Balestier Khalsa 0-0 Hougang United
Full-time: Balestier Khalsa 0-1 Hougang United
Balestier Khalsa: –
Hougang United: Tomoyuki Doi 63′
Photography: Haiqal Tahir