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Kean eyes new unbeaten streak
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

DPMM FC are looking to stretch their winning streak the rest of the way in the second round of the Singapore League.

Brunei's only professional team are back to winning ways and have bagged two straight victories in the competition. Their latest triumph was a 4-1 thumping of Harimau Muda B (Malaysia national Under-21 football team) at the Pasir Gudang Stadium in Johor on Sunday night.

DPMM FC head coach Steve Kean (pic) is hoping that his charges will be able to keep the momentum going. "We are trying to be unbeaten in the second round for the next four games," said Kean to the S-League.

"We have done that before early this season and if we can do that again, we will be in a strong position before the third round starts," he added. "The key to our victory tonight (Sunday night) was making sure we provided more service to the front.

"You don't get those chances if you don't get good service. Sometimes in previous matches when we were dropping points, we were not giving good enough service to the front and back," said the Scot. "Tonight we started the game very well and asked questions to our opposition's back four.

"I put a lot of emphasis and pressure on Rodrigo Tosi to hold the ball up front and made sure we could retain the ball from the front and set it back... and that caused Harimau Muda problems," said the former Blackburn Rovers coach.

Midfielder Ak Fakhrazzi Pg Hassan, who was given his first start and second appearance for the team this season, opened the scoring for DPMM FC in the 10th minute before Rodrigo Tosi doubled the lead from the penalty spot five minutes later.

Ak Fakharazzi then made it 3-0 three minutes into the second half before Roy O'Donovan got his name on the scoresheet in the 57th minute. The only blemish for the league leaders was conceding a consolation goal in the 73rd minute after Akhir Bahari headed past Wardun Yussof.

DPMM FC continue to lead the 12-team table on 38 points from 18 matches. Warriors FC are back up to second spot after a 4-1 victory over Tanjong Pagar United FC at the Choa Chua Kang Stadium in Singapore last night.

They are just four points behind from the league leaders. The other match saw Hougang United FC beat Geylang International FC 2-0 at the Hougang Stadium.

Courtesy from Brunei Times