A goal-fest was started by Kopitović, who lashed in a left-footed stunner from just outside the area, before strike partner Taufik netted a close-range finish and Mehmedović joined the party with a stunning bicycle kick before half time.
Kopitović and Taufik grabbed a second each to put the Stags five goals up, before Shawal pulled one back immediately to give Hougang some hope. However, Gavin Lee’s men did not let up and Tan got in on the act before Kopitović completed his hat-trick late on.
Source: Singapore Premier League
Date: 18 Mar 2022, Friday
Stadium: Our Tampines Hub
Half-time: Tampines Rovers 3-0 Hougang United
Full-time: Tampines Rovers 7-1 Hougang United
Tampines Rovers: Boris Kopitović 11’, 46’, 87’, Taufik Suparno 22’, 50’, Zehrudin Mehmedović 42’, Marc Ryan Tan 84’
Hougang United: Shawal Anuar 52’
Photography: Haiqal Tahir