So Far Ahead
Taking stock at the halfway point, being three points clear in second place with 13 from a possible 21 should have been satisfying for the team, but for JUtd's ongoing flawless start and plus-29 goal difference. The runaway leaders had only let in two in seven league games, one of them from Tian Yonghang
, and don't look like allowing more anytime soon from how they crushed SKF F.C. 4-0.
"When you have a team that's on such a roll, there's not much you can do but try to keep up." Tian, who overhauled Rapala's José Alberto Nilo and JUtd's Mathieu Villedieu in the top scorer stakes with nine, said. "Sadly, I honestly don't see most of the sides in this league troubling them, but you never know."
newbies are newbies remained in third despite falling to Young Tigers, who are starting to bare their claws after sitting at the bottom for most of the season thus far. Donnie van der Ven scored both early and late, but Ante Skrjanc seemed to have stolen a point for the hosts in the 87th, before Belarusian winger Evdokim Telichkin got the away fans onto their feet with a last-minute stunner.
SpartanSG rounded off the top half of the table by seeing off Zambree FC by three goals to one, with Zambree's counterattacking strategy looking to be in dire straits. They had Colby Wong to thank for keeping the score down, but must surely come up with Plan B if they are to survive II.2.