Domestic Competitions ● Sep 10, 2022
Lion City Sailors seal Deloitte Women’s Premier League title
Unbeaten leaders clinch maiden championship with two games left
SINGAPORE, 10 SEPTEMBER 2022 – Lion City Sailors FC have secured the 2022 Deloitte Women’s Premier League (WPL) title off the back of an unbeaten run with two matches left.
Their 4-0 victory against Still Aerion Women’s FC at Yishun Stadium earlier tonight was their ninth in 10 matches and put them on 28 points, guaranteeing that second-placed Tanjong Pagar United – with 20 points from the same number of matches – are unable to catch them.
The newly-crowned champions for the 21st edition of the WPL amassed 37 goals, with 10 coming from current league top-scorer Izzati Rosni. With just two goals conceded, Yeong Sheau Shyan’s charges also possess the league’s best defence out of the seven teams involved.
The Sailors become the 14th different winner of the WPL, bringing an end to the four-year reign of Warriors FC from 2016 to 2019. The Warriors had previously maintained perfect performances in the last two seasons by winning every single one of their fixtures.
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Sailors captain Ernie Sulastri told the club’s website: “This team deserves to win the title because we put 100 percent into every training. It’s not easy for most of us who have been managing both club and international duties, but everyone has been willing to sacrifice time for the cause.
“Credit also goes to the coaches and officials, who have been very patient with us and trying to get everyone gel together. For us it’s not just about winning the title, it’s about how we get together as a team and execute the game plan that Coach wants from us.
“We cannot stay stagnant and be comfortable even if we’ve already won the league. We need to work hard to further improve our team chemistry and see how we progress as a team.
“It’s not just about scoring goals; we want to be more composed on the ball, know how to release the ball quicker, circulate the ball around and most importantly play beautiful football for our fans to enjoy.”
The WPL trophy presentation will be held after the final match of the season between the Sailors and Tanjong Pagar on Sunday, 2 October 2022 at Yishun Stadium, where the champions will receive S$25,000 in prize money and the coveted trophy.
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