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As Albirex Niigata pull away in the S.League, Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson evaluate the battle for second place.
Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson mull over the implications should the S.League take a one-year break in 2018. Home United kept up their faint hopes of catching Albirex Niigata (S) in the S.League title race after defeating Balestier Khalsa 2-0 in Friday night's televised game at Jalan Besar Stadium.
A quick-fire Stipe Plazibat double in the first half was enough for the Protectors to cut the gap between them and Albirex to 10 points, with still two games in hand.
The goals meant Plazibat is firmly in the driving seat to win the Golden Boot with 23 league goals — five more than Albirex's Tsubasa Sano.