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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Match Preview: Hougang vs CYL

Match Day: Thursday, 10th May 2012
Venue: Hougang Stadium, 
7.45pm kick-off
Tickets: $5.00 (Adult), $ 1.00 (Student)
(Be there in your club jersey or black attire)

DLLLLL. That sums up the Cheetahs form for the last six games. Just a point from the last six games, including a 5-1 defeat in the hands of DPMM, the heaviest since Albirex handed a similar scoreline last July.

The Cheetahs have been winless since March 30, after a 3-1 win over Woodlands at Woodlands Stadium. The irony is, the Cheetahs had been a constant threat to the last six oppositions, looking dangerous on every attack. However, Hougang’s main problem has been being clinical in front of the goal. Only three of their players, Jordan Webb, Mamadou Diallo and Stanislav Vidakovic – have scored more than once all season.

The Cheetahs have now been dragged to the bottom half of the table after dwelling in dizzy heights of the S-League table during their visit to Woodlands Wellington on March 30. Since then, a winless streak of six games had seen them edging closer to the bottom, however, with the likes of Tanjong Pagar and Thursday’s opponents Courts Young Lions, picking up form of late with shocking results.

The Hougang faithfuls will be looking forward to a similar scoreline earlier in February, when the Cheetahs grabbed all three points, in what we have seen as the Cheetah’s best performance up to date. Goals from Sobrie Mazelan, Jordan Webb and Stanislav Vidakovic stunned Courts Young Lions at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Ironically, in goal was Ng Jia Fa, who picked up the only clean sheet for Hougang all season, and is the current third choice goalkeeper, following the arrival of Fadhil Salim.

Hougang will be looking to pay more attention on Courts Young Lions winger, Sherif El-Masri. The Canadian youth international had scored twice all season, however, is the team main-playmaker. His wonderful touches and mazy runs down the flank will give Hougang’s defence something to work around. Hougang would also be looking at marking the tall and burly striker, Johnathan Toto, who might be lethal in the air.

Hougang are desperate for a win, especially when they are playing at home with the home crowd behind them. A win and Hougang will at least climb up one spot, however, with Courts Young Lions just a point separating them, Hougang would not let any opportunities for the Cubs to leapfrog them.

Come on Hougang! NO Surrender! (SOURCE)

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