Women’s Premier League ● Nov 06, 2023
Lion City Sailors seal second consecutive title in the 2023 WPL season
Unbeaten leaders clinch second consecutive championship with two games left
SINGAPORE, 6 NOVEMBER 2023 – The Lion City Sailors Women’s Team once again demonstrated their unwavering dominance by securing their second consecutive championship title in the 2023 Deloitte Women’s Premier League (WPL) season, with two matches still left to play.
The team secured an emphatic 11-0 victory against Geylang International on Sunday (5 Nov), extending their unbeaten streak to an impressive 15 wins and one draw.
Despite creating numerous scoring opportunities, the Sailors faced difficulties in converting them into goals at the start. The breakthrough moment finally arrived in the 12th minute when forward Julia Farr found the back of the net before adding a second in the 42nd minute. Joining her on the scoresheet were Miray Altun, Josephine Ang, and Lila Tan, as the Sailors built an impressive 5-0 lead at half-time.
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There was little reprieve for Geylang once the second half kicked off as Josephine Ang scored two more goals, further extending the Sailors’ lead to 7-0. Madelin Lock and Tiffany Siy also made their mark, and Miray Altun’s long-range strike pushed the score to 10-0. The final goal of the match came from Sailors’ captain, Ho Hui Xin in the 88th minute, where she capitalized on a corner kick. This defeat also saw Geylang dropping down to the bottom of the table based on goal difference.
The Sailors’ victory propelled them to 46 points, leaving their closest rivals, Albirex Niigata (S), trailing by seven points. The newly crowned champions have two remaining fixtures against third-place holders Hougang United (19 Nov), and Tiong Bahru (25 Nov). Izzati Rosni will look to add to her current goal tally of 12 goals as she attempts to close the gap with Albirex’s Kitahara Kana, who is currently the league’s top scorer with 17 goals to her name.
The WPL trophy presentation will be held after the Sailors’ match against Tiong Bahru, where the champions will receive S$25,000 in prize money and the coveted trophy.
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