DPMM FC's Rodrigo Tosi (C) during a training session at the Jerudong Mini Stadium last June. The Brazilian scored two late goals to help DPMM FC to a 3-1 win over Woodlands Wellington FC in the Singapore League Cup quarter-finals last night. BT file
DPMM FC left it late to defeat Woodlands Wellington FC 3-1 in the quarter-finals of the Singapore League Cup last night.
After a goalless first half, Chang Jo Yoon broke the deadlock for Woodlands in the 56th minute at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore. It was only in the 80th minute that Rodrigo Tosi equallised after heading home a corner. The Brazilian forward netted again six minutes later with another header to give DPMM FC the lead.
Substitute Adi Said then put the icing on the cake for the two-time champions by getting on the scoresheet late in injury time to complete the comeback victory. DPMM FC captain Rosmin Hj Md Kamis felt that they played well and never gave up chasing the victory. "I thought we played well as we had a lot of ball possession, but they managed to score the first goal," said Rosmin in an interview with The Brunei Times after the win.
"We kept a never say die attitude. Kept our momentum and passion till the end, which helped us score three goals," he added. DPMM FC will face either Geylang International FC or Albirex Niigata (S) FC in the semi-finals. Both teams are set to clash at the Jalan Besar Stadium today at 8pm.
Last night's other game saw Hougang United FC edge Home United FC 2-1 at the Bishan Stadium in Singapore. Lee Kwan Woo gave Home United the lead in the 17th minute after scoring from a free-kick. Geison Moura equalised for Hougang from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute before Nurhilmi Jasni headed home the winner three minutes later.
The Protectors almost forced extra time but saw their attempt denied by the woodwork in the final minute. Hougang will await the winner of today's Tanjong Pagar United FC and Warriors FC clash at the Queenstown Stadium in Singapore.