Singapore Football

Duric, Sharpe lead comeback win

Former Manchester United winger Lee Sharpe powered the CLA All-Stars team to the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) International Soccer Sixes Masters title at the Padang yesterday.

The 43-year-old's partnership with former S.League star Aleksandar Duric - who is a year older - turned out to be the CLA All-Stars' ace in the final.

Despite trailing 2-0 to Club ITE, the team rallied back to win 4-2, with Duric scoring a hat-trick and Sharpe netting a penalty.

Said Sharpe: "We made it tough for ourselves going 2-0 down, and... to come back showed great character."

Hong Kong FC came out tops in the Masters' plate final, to add to their triumph in the Open plate tournament.

The Open title went to SCC Firsts, who beat tournament debutants Kwarta FC of Indonesia, on penalties in the final.

- SAZALI ABDUL AZIZ