Monday, September 19, 2011

Etoile FC Poised to Reach 1st Singapore Cup Finals

Etoile FC will play in their 2nd Singapore Cup Finals in 2 years, squaring up against Home United for a berth in the Finals at Jalan Besar Stadium. Having failed in their previous attempt in the semi-final, the Singapore Cup is also the only real chance that Etoile FC have in clinching some silverware - and more importantly, the one that got away in last season's successful debut.

Etoile FC are riding on a high after beating Hougang United 3-1 previously, with a double from Kamel and an irresistible free kick from Sirina Camara disposing off the Cheetahs. The League Cup finalist are a potential challenger with Etoile FC should the French outfit reaches the finals of the Singapore Cup.

Etoile FC would be playing Home United for the 4th time this season, after beating the Protectors 1-0 (14 April 2011) and 2-0 (11 July 2011) in the S-League, while defeated by the Protectors 6-5 on penalties, having tied 1-1 in the League Cup on 21st July 2011. Trilles had missed his spot kick on that occasion.

Home United reached the semi-finals by overcoming Tampines Rovers on spot kicks (4-2) after drawing 3-3 over 2 legs. Etoile FC, meanwhile, overwhelmed Gombak United 4-1 over 2 legs to reach the Semi-Finals.

Etoile FC would be looking to get a good result at Bishan Stadium before killing the tie off at Queenstown Stadium 3 days later. As away goal rules do not count in this tournament, any number of goals scored by the away team would not give a significant advantage to the away team.

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