TAMPINES Rover FC beat DPMM FC in battle for second place in the Singapore League (S-League) as the former defeated Balestier Khalsa FC 2-0 at Jurong West Stadium in Singapore last night.
With the win, the Stags now has unassailable five-point lead over third-placed DPMM FC on 46 points with one game left to play.
DPMM FC — who won the S-League for the first time last year — are in superb form having only lost once in their last 13 matches in all competitions and they will remain in third place in the nine-team league table regardless of their last match result against Balestier Khalsa on Wednesday.
Shakir Hamzah slammed home Jermaine Pennant’s cross in the 38th minute to put Tampines Rovers ahead.
Tampines who dominated the game throughout secured the three points when Billy Mehmet doubled his team’s lead in the 90th minute.
Albirex Niigata (S) FC clinched their maiden S-League title on October 14 defeating Hougang United FC 3-0.
Atsushi Kawata, Masaya Jitozono and Rui Kumada all found the net in the victory as they become the first team to win all three Singapore trophies this year.
The Whites Swans — who lost 3-1 to Home United FC on Thursday — still have silverware to play for as they seek the first-ever quadruple by taking home the Singapore Cup when they face Tampines Rovers in the final on Saturday.