Geylang can now dream of qualification for next year’s AFC Cup after a dominant display that put them four points clear in the race to finish as the third-best local team with four matches left.
After going close with an earlier header, Dutch midfielder Maguire was not to be denied just before half-time as he nodded home Fareez Farhan’s pinpoint corner delivery. The Eagles then doubled the lead when substitute Amy producing a delightful back-heeled finish from five yards out after Hougang failed to clear their lines from another corner.
The visitors tried to muster a response but it was to no avail, as they fell to a third defeat in four games.
Source: Singapore Premier League
Date: 21 November 2020, Saturday
Stadium: Our Tampines Hub
Half-time: Geylang International 1-0 Hougang United
Full-time: Geylang International 2-0 Hougang United
Geylang International: Barry Maguire 42′, Amy Recha 59′
Hougang United: –
Photography: Football Association of Singapore and Haiqal Tahir