Women's Premier League: Warriors Continue Unbeaten Run At The Expense Of Tanjong Pagar

Photo: Boon Keong (The Jaguar Force)

Luqman Hakim
The Unofficial S.League Podcast

3 June 2016: Queenstown Stadium was the venue where it all went down between Warriors FC, a team which was unbeaten in the league against Tanjong Pagar United, which was still searching for its first win. The beautiful and cool weather on a Saturday evening made it an enjoyable ninety minutes for those of us in the stands.

The first half saw most of the play in the Jaguars’ half as the Warriors’ piled the pressure on the Tanjong Pagar United defence, testing the Jaguars’ custodian and Singapore international, Beatrice Tan, on a number of occasions.

The Jaguars did have their fair share of shots on goal however which saw them come closest to scoring when the Warriors’ custodian clashed with her defender, leaving the goal open for Tanjong Pagar United to slot it in. However, a Warriors’ defender made a crucial clearance from the goal line to ensure that the first half ended goalless.

The second half however, saw a number of what I felt were questionable referee calls going against the Jaguars, resulting in not one, but two penalties being awarded to the Warriors.

Tanjong Pagar United’s Nuriah took the lead early in the 2nd half when she slided the ball past the goalkeeper. The shot took a deflection as it headed toward the goal and everyone watched eagerly as the ball rolled slowly over the goal line to make it 1 - 0 to Tanjong Pagar United.

However, the lead was cancelled out midway through the second half after the referee awarded a penalty to ladies in blue after a goalmouth scramble. Warriors duly converted the penalty to equalise and they soon doubled their tally shortly after a second penalty was awarded in their favour. Moments later, Beatrice was once again beaten from close range following a scramble in the penalty box, making it 3 - 1 to the Warriors.

It was an unlucky night for the ladies in red as the Warriors extended their unbeaten run to continue dominating the 2017 Women’s Premier League. For the Jaguars, they continue to struggle securing all three points after two matches played.

Full-Time at Queenstown Stadium - Women's Premier League (3 June 2017):

Tanjong Pagar United FC - 1
Warriors FC - 3

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