The football teachers-in-charge have given the league and the increased playing time for the tertiary athletes a thumbs up, considering it good practice for the upcoming National A Division Championship. The competitive nature of the league gives it a different edge over the usual friendlies.
River Valley High School (RVHS) battled hard against Raffles Institution (RI) at the inaugural National Youth Sports Institute (NYSI) JC football league to take a 2-1 halftime lead before inclement weather forced the second half to be continued another day.
Yuan Yuan's (NTU #5) goal in the 81st minute helped Nanyang Technological University (NTU) regain its Singapore University Games (SUniG) Football Championship title which they lost to National University of Singapore (NUS) last year.
An early two-goal lead was not enough for the Singapore cerebral palsy (CP) footballers as they fell to a 5-3 defeat against home side Malaysia in their opening game on Monday.
NUS suffered a setback in their title defence after a surprise 1-1 draw in a round-robin match against Singapore Management University in the Singapore University Games women's soccer competition.
Hanna scored a sensational second-half free kick to propel the National University of Singapore (NUS) to a 2-1 win over Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) in this year's Singapore University Games women's football competition.
Hosts NUS got off to a fast start, culminating in their first goal from Mohammad Ammar (NUS #10) in the 33rd minute. SIT failed to equalise with any of their opportunities on goal. Joel Chong (NUS #4) scored a second for NUS in the 77th minute, shutting the door on any possible SIT comeback.
Lai Kuan (SMU #6) curled the ball into goal direct from a corner kick in the early minutes of the match for her first goal and repeated the same trick barely two minutes later to give SMU a lead that left SIT reeling. Lai Kuan could have scored a hat trick but she smacked a free kick in the closing minutes of the game against the horizontal bar.