Going down to an early Žužul strike, Hougang rallied with Yamazaki scoring from outside the area before turning provider with a corner for captain Tan to head home.
The impressive Idraki then showed great work in a tight space to extend the Cheetahs’ lead, but Faizal benefitted from a crafty set-piece routine to pull one back for the Tigers just before the break.
The visitors then equalised through a superb individual effort by Krajček, but Clement Teo’s men came through with the three points late on when Hafiz thrashed home from close range after great work by substitute Shawal Anuar.
Source: Singapore Premier League
Date: 9 May 2021, Sunday
Stadium: Hougang Stadium
Half-time: Hougang United 3-2 Balestier Khalsa
Full-time: Hougang United 4-3 Balestier Khalsa
Hougang United: Kaishu Yamazaki 9′, Lionel Tan 29′, Idraki Adnan 36′, Hafiz Sujad 87′
Lion City Sailors: Šime Žužul 3′, Faizal Raffi 45′, Kristijan Krajček 72′
Photography: Haiqal Tahir