Rodrigo Tosi (L) of DPMM FC
tangles with a Woodlands
Wellington FC player during
the S-League Cup Semi-final.
Tosi scored a brace in
their last game, and the
team aim to build on their
victory against Harimau Muda
B. Picture: BT file
DPMM FC will kick off the third round of the Singapore League (S-League) against the Young Lions today.
Brunei's only professional team will square off against the Young Lions (Singapore Under-23 national team) at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore.
DPMM FC are coming off a 3-1 home win against Harimau Muda last Wednesday at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas.
DPMM FC had released the duo of forwards, Portuguese Joao Moreira and Lithuanian Arturas Rimkevicius, prior to the matchup.
The team started out with only one import player, Rodrigo Tosi, and he came through by scoring a brace.
On the other hand, the Young Lions, who are rooted at the basement of the 12-team table, are coming off their second victory of the season after defeating Geylang International FC 1-0 the same day.
Canadian Sherif El-Masri bagged his fourth goal of the season after heading home the winner at the Bedok Stadium in Singapore.
The 12 teams in the League have been split into two groups and with DPMM FC in the second half.
They are joined by Warriors FC, Harimau Muda, Hougang United, Geylang International and Young Lions in the bottom half.
Warriors FC currently lead the way with 31 points while Harimau Muda are in second with 28 after they drew 2-2 against Geylang International at the Pasir Gudang Stadium in Malaysia last night.
DPMM FC are in third with 27 and can finish seventh as the best result at the end of the season.
With only five matches left, striker Shahrazen Said feels that the team is ready for the game and hopes that the team will be able to finish off the season in winning form.
"We are looking to win all the remaining matches," said Shahrazen in an interview with The Brunei Times yesterday.
"The team is feeling good but we are not going to be overconfident. I feel that the team is making very good progress at the moment," added the striker, who combined well with Azwan Ali Rahman in their last game.
Their first meeting of the season saw DPMM FC run away to a 3-0 win at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
However, they will be looking to forget their second meeting after both sides drew 1-1 at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in May, which was the first point for the Young Lions this year after losing all 12 of their games prior to that.
Kick off is scheduled for 7.30pm.