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Gregory Loo
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

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Velez sends Warriors top

The New Paper | Gregory Loo | Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

Warriors FC's Nicolas Velez (left) in action during the S.League match against Courts Young Lions at the Jalan Besar Stadium on 24 April 2014. Warriors FC won 3-2.

SINGAPORE - S.LEAGUECOURTS YOUNG LIONS 2

(Muhaimin Suhaimi 76, Sahil Suhaimi 90+2)

WARRIORS FC 3

(Nicolas Velez 30, 61, Marin Vidosevic 65)

Despite a late charge from the Courts Young Lions, the eight-time S.League champions held on for a 3-2 win in the Great Eastern-Yeo's S.League at the Jalan Besar Stadium last night.

The result sent Warriors to the summit of the table after nine games with 20 points.

While the Warriors could lose top spot with Brunei DPMM and Tampines Rovers playing tonight, it was a pleasant piece of news for head coach Alex Weaver during the post-match press conference.

When asked his thoughts on overtaking DPMM, the Englishman said: "I hadn't realised that! It's nice, but it doesn't mean much right now as we have to focus on what's coming next. "Of course, we want to try and stay at the top.

"The Young Lions have a run-all-night attitude and, even though they're struggling at the moment, they don't fold.

"It's very difficult coming here and they gave us a strong fight, so it was a very good result for us."

The game was as entertaining and open as the five-goal scoreline suggested, with both sides creating numerous chances.

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