| Fadhil Yunus |
HOME United staged a stunning comeback to recover from two goals down to beat DPMM FC 3-2 in the second-leg of the RHB Singapore Cup semi-final at Jalan Besar Stadium last night.
DPMM FC head coach Steve Kean got his wish of an explosive start as his side opened the scoring in the fifth minute through Roy O’Donovan’s seventh goal in the RHB Singapore Cup.
Rodrigo Tosi almost added another when he quickly picked himself up to take a free-kick he had won but he struck the ball struck wide past the goalkeeper Shahril Jantan.
However, there was no denying the Brazilian from six yards as the S-League top scorer converted the coolest of spot-kicks to give DPMM FC a seemingly comfortable two-goal cushion.
The lead was dramatically reduced on the stroke of half-time as Sirina Camara capitalised on questionable defending after Lee Kwan Woo floated in the ball from a free-kick.
DPMM FC was living on the edge as Home United applied pressure to crack wide open a defence which was growing shaky as the match went on.
The Brunei side had a scare moments later as another Kwan Woo free-kick crashed against the woodwork.
It could have gone in had Azwan Salleh not been on the line to clear the ball.
The Gegar Gegar men finally gave in to Home’s relentless pressure as a Masrezwan Masturi’s shot took a deflection off a DPMM FC’s defender seven minutes from time.
Song Inyoung became the hero for the visitors after scoring the winner – his second goal against DPMM FC in as many matches – to send his team into the final of the RHB Singapore Cup.
Home United will meet Balestier Khalsa in the final in November 7 after the latter ousted Tampines Rovers through penalties.