The Sailors raced into a two-goal lead within the first half-hour, with Lestienne taking advantage of Mukundan Maran’s misjudgement to score from outside the area before Kim swivelled to thrash home from close range.
Moritz pulled one back for Hougang with a smart finish from 18 yards out, but Kim then applied the finishing touch to two good team moves to complete his hat-trick and put the visitors 4-1 up.
Hougang rallied with Bortuluzo tapping home a rebound and Moritz catching Izwan Mahbud out from range for his second, but it was too little too late for the Cheetahs.
Source: Singapore Premier League
Date: 6 May 2022, Friday
Stadium: Hougang Stadium
Half-time: Hougang United 1-3 Lion City Sailors
Full-time: Hougang United 3-4 Lion City Sailors
Hougang United: André Moritz 36′, 90’+3, Pedro Bortoluzo 87′
Young Lions: Maxime Lestienne 16′, Kim Shin-wook 24′, 42′, 56′
Photography: Haiqal Tahir