Long awaited three points for Cheetahs
Only one solitary Cheetahs fan was present at the Pasir Gudang Stadium,as Hougang United snatched their first win since May.
Things were looking grim for the away side as they went down to 10 men within the opening half hour, but Hougang who hadn’t won a single match away from home all season, battled through to beat Harimau Muda 2-1.
Speaking to Goal Singapore the Cheetah’s caretaker coach Amin Nasir was over the moon with his sides performance.
“It’s not easy coming here, with the warm weather a big factor.
“We knew it would be warm and we trained for that, but every day when we trained at 3p.m it rained, so we never had the ideal preparation for this game.
“But after we took the lead this afternoon we expected them (Harimau Muda) to come back strongly, so the attitude of my boys in denying them any real chances was very pleasing.
“All the players worked very hard after we went down to ten men; they showed great character.”
The defeat for the Malaysians means 7th is now the highest position they can achieve, while Hougang are four points behind 10th placed Brunei DPMM and so condemned to 11th.