Causeway Challenge: Singapore beat Malaysia

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

Striker Noh Alam Shah scored twice as Singapore beat Malaysia 2-0 in the first leg of the Causeway Challenge Cup in Singapore on Saturday.

Singapore:

Striker Noh Alam Shah scored twice as Singapore beat Malaysia 2-0 in the first leg of the Causeway Challenge Cup in Singapore on Saturday. Singapore, the current Tiger Cup champions, were looking to avenge their humiliating 4-0 loss suffered in the 2002 edition of the Tiger Cup, the last time the two teams played each other. Malaysia created the first chance of the game in the 27th minute. A swinging cross from the right was neatly headed by Arsyah Ayob, but straight to Singapore goalkeeper Lionel Lewis. Taking the lead Five minutes later, Singapore took the lead. Singapore's Nigerian-born player Itmi Dickson ran down the right flank and crossed into the box. Noh Alam Shah, who was lurking on the edge of the area, scored with a spectacular effort that found the back of the net. In the second half, Singapore continued to dominate, with Dickson doing most of the work for the hosts. He made a neat turn on the right flank and crossed, but Hasrin Jailani failed to find the target with his header. Dickson later switched flanks and crossed from the left, but Alam Shah could only shoot wide from close range. However, Shah made up for that lapse in injury time as he volleyed home after being released by Fazrul Nawaz on the far side. (AP)

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