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'Refs let us down again'
Friday, October 25, 2013

DPMM FC head coach Vjeran Simunic felt that his team were let down by poor refereeing during their game against Warriors FC in Singapore on Wednesday. DPMM FC fell to a 3-2 loss. BT file

DPMM FC coach Vjeran Simunic arguing with a referee during an earlier Singapore League match. BT file

It was disappointment for Vjeran Simunic in his 100th game in charge of DPMM FC in Singapore.

He watched his side fall to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Warriors FC in the Singapore League (S-League) at the Choa Chu kang Stadium in Singapore on Wednesday.

The result pushes them off the summit of tier two and to eighth spot with 33 points.

The Warriors are at the top with a one point lead with two games remaining on the schedule.

Simunic felt that they should have at least taken a point out of the game especially with the missed calls.

"The first incident was a clear handball in the penalty area but the referee refused to see and the second was clearly a foul on Shahrazen Said," said Simunic according to the S-League website.

"You guys have a better view from up there. So you can see for yourself. But we have to accept the result and move on," he added.

Despite plenty of commotion surrounding the appointment of former Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean to head DPMM FC, Simunic is focused on the remaining matches.

"I don't want to comment much about this. I just want to concentrate on the remaining matches with the club," said the Crotian.

On the other hand, Warriors coach Alex Weaver was delighted to notch the win over Brunei's only professional team, who extended their contract with the Football Association of Singapore on Tuesday to lace up for the next two S-League seasons.

"I'm really pleased with the result and it was great to bounce back after the defeat to Geylang, the players deserved the credit for the way they did that tonight (Wednesday night)," said Weaver.

"We showed a lot of character after going a goal down. But we managed to change things quickly and went more direct," he added.

Meanwhile, Hougang United cruised to a 4-1 victory over Harimau Muda at the Hougang Stadium last night.

Igor Cerina and Basit Hamid each notched a brace for Hougang United. Farizzuan Azhar was the only Harimau Muda player to get on the scoresheet.

Over at the Bedok Stadium, a first half goal by Jalal propelled Geylang International to a 1-0 win over Young Lions.

Courtesy from Brunei Times