2013 Singapore League Cup

The 2013 Singapore League Cup (known as the Starhub League Cup for sponsorship purposes) is a cup competition played in the month of June 2013.

2013 Singapore League Cup
ChampionsBalestier Khalsa
Runners-upBrunei DPMM FC
2012
2014

The draw for the Cup was held on Sunday, 12 May 2013 at the Football Association of Singapore's headquarters in Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore. Apart from the teams in the S.League which participated in the Starhub League Cup, the 2013 edition also saw an NFL side qualify for the cup draw following a playoff between four sides: Singapore Recreation Club and Singapore Cricket Club, who are the NFL Division 1 Champions and Runners-up, and Admiralty Football Club and Sporting Westlake FC, who are the NFL Division 2 Champions and Runners-up.[1]

Admiralty FC made it through to the tournament proper; after trailing 0-1 they scored three goals to defeat Singapore Recreation Club 3-1.[2]

The League Cup semi finals, League Cup final and Plate final were originally scheduled to be played on 20 June 2013 and 23 June 2013 respectively but were postponed to September 2013 in view of the worsening haze conditions in Singapore.[3]

Preliminary PlayoffsEdit

The semi-finals of the preliminary playoffs were played on 5 May 2013.

Admiralty FC beat Singapore Cricket Club 2-1 in the first semi-final, while Singapore Recreation Club edged out Sporting Westlake 1-0 in the other semi-final.[4]

The final of the preliminary playoffs was held on 12 May 2013 at 5pm,[5] just before the League Cup draw was held at the same venue. Admiralty FC prevailed against Singapore Recreation Club despite going behind after 21 minutes; the Wolves triumphed after former S.League players, Jonathan Xu and Guntur Djafril, as well as former football reality show First XI contestant, Haziq Sudhir, each scored a goal to reverse the score in Admiralty's favour.[6]

As an added incentive for the NFL side, a $2,000 prize money was also presented to the winning team on top of successfully progressing into the 2013 StarHub League Cup. This new move by the S.League is aimed at giving NFL teams an opportunity to experience the professional competitiveness level of a cup competition.[7]

Preliminary Playoffs Knockout stageEdit

Semifinals Finals
      
S1 Admiralty FC 2
S2 Singapore Cricket Club 1
SF1 Admiralty FC 3
SF2 SRC 1
S3 SRC 1
S4 Sporting Westlake 0

Preliminary Playoff Semi FinalsEdit

Admiralty FC2 - 1Singapore Cricket Club
Guntur Djafril   18'
Matthew Shiva   39' (pen)
Report   45' Chang Guo Guang

Singapore Recreation Club1 - 0Sporting Westlake
Jonathan Lancry   73' Report

Preliminary Playoff FinalEdit

First roundEdit

The 2013 Starhub League Cup draw was held at Jalan Besar Stadium on 12 May 2013 following Admiralty FC's victory over Singapore Recreation Club, ensuring the NFL Division One side's inclusion in the 2013 edition of the Cup.[8]

Harimau Muda B, Woodlands Wellington, Home United and preliminary playoff winners Admiralty FC were drawn into Group A, while Tampines Rovers, Courts Young Lions and Tanjong Pagar United made up Group B.[9]

Albirex Niigata (S), Hougang United and Geylang International were drawn into Group C and Brunei DPMM, Balestier Khalsa and Warriors F.C. made up Group D, which is also known as the "Cup Winners" group due to the three being the previous season's RHB Singapore Cup winners, League Cup Plate winners and League Cup winners.

The League Cup was originally scheduled to be played within the month of June in a round robin format with the original fixtures announced by FAS on 21 May 2013.[10] However, due to the haze conditions in Singapore, the League Cup semi finals, League Cup final and Plate final, which were originally scheduled to be played on 20 June 2013 and 23 June 2013 respectively, were postponed to September 2013.[11]

Preliminary stageEdit

Group A: Admiralty FC (Preliminary Playoff Winners), Harimau Muda B, Home United, Woodlands Wellington

Group B: Young Lions FC, Tampines Rovers, Tanjong Pagar United

Group C: Albirex Niigata (S), Geylang International, Hougang United

Group D: Balestier Khalsa, DPMM FC, Warriors FC

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the quarter-finals of the 2013 StarHub League Cup.
Third-placed teams enter the semi finals of the 2013 Plate Competition.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Home United (A) 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10 9
2 Woodlands Wellington (A) 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
3   Harimau Muda B 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
4 Admiralty FC 3 0 0 3 3 10 −7 0
Updated to match(es) played on 11 June 2013. Source: sleague.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(A) Advance to a further round

MatchesEdit

5 June 2013 First Round Harimau Muda B   0 - 3 Home United Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
19:30 (UTC+8) Details   54' (pen.) Sirina Camara
  59' Aliff Shafaein
  76' Song Ui-Young
Referee: Irwan Samsuddin
5 June 2013 First Round Woodlands Wellington 3 - 2 Admiralty FC Woodlands Stadium, Singapore
19:30 (UTC+8) Chang Jo-Yoon   50',   85'
Oswind Suriya   82'
Details   4' Andrew Hutcheon
  37' Mohamad Helmi Mohamad
Referee: Ahmad A'Qashah
8 June 2013 First Round Home United 5 - 0 Admiralty FC Bishan Stadium, Singapore
19:30 (UTC+8) Jordan Webb   6'
Ismail Yunos   15'
(pen) Firdaus Idros   22'
Masrezwan Masturi   58'
Aliff Shafaein   65'
Details Referee: Leow Thiam Hoe
11 June 2013 First Round Admiralty FC 1 - 2   Harimau Muda B Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
19:30 (UTC+8) Andrew Hutcheon   6' Details Iskandar Hanapiah   43'
Faizat Ghazli   63'
Referee: W Ravisanthiran

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Tanjong Pagar United (A) 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 3
2 Tampines Rovers (A) 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3
3   Young Lions FC 2 1 0 1 3 5 −2 3
Updated to match(es) played on 9 June 2013. Source: sleague.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(A) Advance to a further round

MatchesEdit

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Geylang International (A) 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
2   Albirex Niigata (S) (A) 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
3 Hougang United 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
Updated to match(es) played on 11 June 2013. Source: sleague.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(A) Advance to a further round

MatchesEdit

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Balestier Khalsa (A) 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 4
2   DPMM FC (A) 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
3 Warriors FC 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 1
Updated to match(es) played on 9 June 2013. Source: sleague.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(A) Advance to a further round

MatchesEdit

Knockout stageEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
A1 Home United 1(7)
C2   Albirex Niigata (S) 1(8)
QF1   Albirex Niigata (S) 0
QF2 Balestier Khalsa 1
D1 Balestier Khalsa 3(4)
B2 Tampines Rovers 3(3)
SF1 Balestier Khalsa 4
SF2 DPMM FC 0
A2 Woodlands Wellington 0(4)
C1 Geylang International 0(1)
QF3 Woodlands Wellington 0
QF4   DPMM FC 1
B1 Tanjong Pagar United 2
D2   DPMM FC 5

Quarter-finalsEdit

15 June 2013 Quarter Finals 1 Home United 1 - 1 (a.e.t.)
(7 - 8 p)
  Albirex Niigata (S) Bishan Stadium
19:30 (UTC+8) Ismail Yunos   14' Details Shingo Suzuki   78' (pen.) Referee: Ahmad A'Qashah
15 June 2013 Quarter Finals 2 Balestier Khalsa 3 - 3 (a.e.t.)
(4 - 3 p)
Tampines Rovers Toa Payoh Stadium
19:30 (UTC+8) Ismadi Mukhtar   2' (o.g.)
Kim Min-Ho   39'
Zulkiffli Hassim   81'
Details Aleksandar Đurić   8'
Khairul Amri   67'
Jamil Ali   77'
Referee: Abdul Malik
16 June 2013 Quarter Finals 4 Tanjong Pagar United 2 - 5   DPMM FC Queenstown Stadium
19:30 (UTC+8) Hafiz Nor   4'
Monsef Zerka   28'
Details   47',   64',   71' (pen) João Moreira
  55',   68' Arturas Rimkevicius
Referee: Muhd Taqi

Semi-finalsEdit

9 September 2013 Semi Finals 1 Albirex Niigata (S)   0 - 1 Balestier Khalsa Jurong East Stadium
19:30 (UTC+8) Details Park Kang-Jin   12' Referee: Sukhbir Singh
10 September 2013 Semi Finals 2 Woodlands Wellington 0 - 1   DPMM FC Woodlands Stadium
19:30 (UTC+8) Details Hendra Azam   50' Referee: Muhd Taqi

FinalEdit

14 September 2013 Final Balestier Khalsa 4 - 0   DPMM FC Jalan Besar Stadium
19:45 Paul Cunningham   15'
Kim Min-Ho   34'
Poh Yi Feng   68'
Tengku Mushadad   86'
Details Referee: Leow Thiam Hoe

Plate CompetitionEdit

Like the 2012 edition of the League Cup, the second runners-up from each group will face each other in the semi-finals of the League Cup Plate Competition.

The winners will go on to meet each other in the League Cup Plate Finals.

Plate Knockout StageEdit

Semifinals Final
      
A3   Harimau Muda B 1(5)
C3 Hougang United 1(4)
PSF1   Harimau Muda B 2
PSF2   Young Lions FC 0
B3   Young Lions FC 3
D3 Warriors FC 2

Plate Semi-finalsEdit

17 June 2013 Semi-Finals 1 Harimau Muda B   1 - 1 (a.e.t.)
(5 - 4 p)
  Hougang United Jalan Besar Stadium
19:30 (UTC+8) Ridzuan Abdunloh   70' Details   55' Nurhilmi Jasni Referee: W Ravisanthiran
18 June 2013 Semi-Finals 1 Young Lions FC   3 - 2 Warriors FC Jalan Besar Stadium
19:30 (UTC+8) (og) Syaiful Iskandar   22'
Afiq Yunos   45'
Iqbal Hussain   76'
Details   11',   56' Shi Jiayi (pen) Referee: K Kalimuthu

Plate FinalEdit

Cup StatisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 18 June 2013.[12]
Rank Nationality Player Club Goals
1   João Moreira   DPMM FC 3
  Aliff Shafaein Home United 3
  Aleksandar Đurić Tampines Rovers 3
  Monsef Zerka Tanjong Pagar 3
2   Andrew Hutcheon Admiralty FC 2
  Kim Min-Ho Balestier Khalsa 2
  Arturas Rimkevicius   DPMM FC 2
  Shahrazen Said   DPMM FC 2
  Afiq Yunos   Young Lions FC 2
  Jozef Kaplán Geylang International 2
  Ismail Yunos Home United 2
  Masrezwan Masturi Home United 2
  Mislav Karoglan Warriors FC 2
  Shi Jiayi Warriors FC 2
  Chang Jo-Yoon Woodlands Wellington 2
  Oswind Suriya Woodlands Wellington 2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Admiralty through to League Cup". TodayOnline.com.
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  7. ^ "National Football League sides to participate in 2013 StarHub League Cup". Axross The Line by Liga Singapura.
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  10. ^ "StarHub League Cup fixtures released". Goal.com Singapore.
  11. ^ "Postponement of StarHub League Cup Semi-Finals And Finals". Football Association of Singapore. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Leading Scorers – 2013 League Cup". S.League. Archived from the original on 14 February 2016.