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DPMM FC beat Young Lions 2-1 in SPL season opener.

DPMM FC beat Young Lions 2-1 in SPL season opener.

DPMM Bolkiah13 May - 15:30
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DPMM FC beat Young Lions in SPL season opener.

DPMM FC got their Singapore Premier League (SPL) 2024/2025 season campaign off to a winning start after defeating Young Lions 2-1 at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore last night.

The Brunei-based outfit conjured an attack from the counter as new signing Miguel Oliveira squeezed in a shot from a difficult angle which Young Lions goalkeeper Travis Ann had to covered.

The hosts, looking for a first win against DPMM in 27 meetings, opened the scoring after captain Farhan Zulkifli finished from close range following a header bi Itsuki Enomoto in the 18th minute.However, Oliveira marked his debut appearance with a goal finding the net past Farshad Noor slipped through a neat pass just three minutes later.

DPMM FC took the lead as Yura Putera nodded home after connecting ting from a decent cross by his centre back partner Patrick Flootman.

Flottmann, another debutant, was then allowed a free header which sailed harmlessly wide before Ang tipped the ball away for a corner after Farshad Moor's effort rebounded off a defender.

The Young Lions number one choice goalkeeper was saved from embarrassment after Gama struck an ambitious effort from the halfway line as a misplaced pass nearly proved costly.

The Young Lions started the second half on a positive notes Farhan's directness into the box enabled him to squeeze a shot in which DPMM goalie Kristin Naumovski parried away to safety.

the hosts could have drawn level had it not been for a great save from Naumovski who denied a certain goal by Farhan following a cutback from Fairuz Fazli.

Dooming their familiar yellow and black away strip, DPMM could have killed the tie after a good link-up play by Gama and Oliveira put Jun Kobayashi came to his team's rescue with a crucial block.

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