By Gabriel TanFollow @@gabetan13
Although they opened the week's action with a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Albirex Niigata (S), the result was actually a positive one given it denied their second-placed opponents a chance to close the gap on them.
And on Sunday, they surged further ahead with a crushing 6-2 victory over a hapless DPMM FC at the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.
On the other hand, DPMM had a week to forget as they also played two matches; drawing 1-1 with Balestier Khalsa in Wednesday's other game.
Thursday's action saw Alex Weaver get one over former club Hougang United as he guided his new side Warriors FC to a 2-1 victory at the Hougang Stadium, while a last-gasp strike by Rosman Sulaiman helped Woodlands Wellington beat Geylang International 2-1 a day later.
On Sunday, Courts Young Lions finally recorded their first win of the campaign as they claimed a shock 1-0 triumph at Tanjong Pagar United despite missing two penalties, thanks to an Anthony Aymard own-goal.
The week's action concluded on Monday evening as Home United coasted to a 4-0 win over Harimau Muda at the Bishan Stadium to all but seal a top-half finish.
Here, FOX Sports picks our best XI from the past week's S.League action.
GK: Takuma Ito (Geylang International)
It was slightly cruel the way Geylang were beaten by the Rams in injury-time, especially given the way they had dominated the second half and came close to scoring despite playing with ten men after the 72nd-minute sending-off of Noor Ali.
In particular, Ito certainly did not deserve to be on the losing side as he made a series of fine stops to keep his side in the game, as early as in the 15th minute when he raced off his line to bravely smother at the feet of Theeraweekin Seehawong.
And in the closing stages of the game, as Woodlands mustered one final push for a winner, the Japanese custodian pulled off a series of fine saves to keep out close-range efforts from Chang Jo-yoon, Moon Soon-ho and Fadhil Noh, only to beaten at the death by Rosman's opportunistic finish.
RB: Yusiskandar Yusop (Balestier Khalsa)
Although he has spent most of the past two seasons as a permanent member of Balestier's first-team squad, Yusiskandar has only recently began to stake his claim for a regular place in the starting XI.
But based on Wednesday's display in Brunei, it is unlikely Tigers coach Darren Stewart will be dropping him anytime soon as he produced a steadfast display against a number of pacey opponents.
Also strong in the air, Yusiskandar deserves credit for the way he has seamlessly slotted into Balestier's well-organised backline.
CB: Shahril Alias (Woodlands Wellington)
Geylang's decision not to retain Shahril at the end of last season came back to haunt them on Friday as he skippered Woodlands to an important win over his former employers.
With Shariff Samat guilty again of making the odd error, the 29-year-old regularly mopped up for his defensive partner and marshalled his backline with authority.
Under his leadership, the Rams' no-nonsense style of defending has been a real factor behind their serious improvement this season.
CB: Noh Rahman (Home United)
It is easy to see why Noh has earned a recall to the Singapore national team under Bernd Stange given his outstanding displays in 2013.
Having formed a formidable partnership with Sirina Camara, the Protectors defence looks as resolute as it has been for a while, which in turn allows their plethora of attack-minded team-mates to push forward without a worry.
Against Harimau Muda, Noh drew on all his experience and bullied his younger opponents to submission, but also carried himself well and got on with the game after being on the end of a few hefty challenges, setting a good example to follow.
LB: Ruzaini Zainal (Tampines Rovers)
The multitude of talented midfielders at the Clementi Stadium, as well as a number of injuries to defenders, has meant the versatile Ruzaini has had to play as a full-back quite often since joining Tampines from Warriors.
Yet, he has stuck to the task manfully and put in two impressive displays over the past seven days.
In particular, he showed plenty of good signs against Albirex as he nullified the threat of Bruno Castanheira but pushed forward with intent whenever he had the chance, and came close to scoring in the second half when he send a ferocious drive just over Hiroaki Hara's bar.
DM: Raihan Rahman (Courts Young Lions)
The Young Lions finally claimed their first league win of the year on Sunday by beating Tanjong Pagar, and although it still was not the most convincing of displays, one player who has given a good account of himself for much of the season has been Raihan.
Having spent the last few months deployed as an auxiliary centre-back, the former LIONSXII man was returned to midfield at the Queenstown Stadium and was able to have an impact with his tidy distribution.
If Young Lions coach Aide Iskandar's selection problems ease up, especially at the back, having Raihan permanently back in the middle of the park could be a real boost to their hopes of avoiding finishing bottom of the pile.
RW: Hafiz Nor (Tanjong Pagar United)
While he was on the losing side on Sunday, Hafiz was one of the few Tanjong Pagar players who could walk off the pitch with his head held high after a typically industrious display.
The 25-year-old never stopped trying to create an opening for his side and gave his opponents serious problems with his pace and trickery.
He also threatened with his set-pieces deliveries but it was just one of those days where his team-mates failed to match his endeavour.
AM: Chang Jo-yoon (Woodlands Wellington)
Geylang just had no answer for Chang on Friday as he put in a man-of-the-match display, claiming a goal and an assist in the process.
He opened the scoring in the 29th minute when he raced onto Moon's brilliant cross-field pass and skipped inside Khayrulhayat Jumat, before placing his shot past Ito's despairing dive.
And in injury-time, he again played an important role as he pounced on a loose ball just inside the area and sent a left-footed shot towards goal, where it was met by Rosman and stabbed over the line from four yards out.
LW: Shingo Suzuki (Albirex Niigata (S))
For the first time in a while, Albirex showed plenty of attacking endeavour but were ultimately not fully rewarded as they had to settle for a 3-3 draw against the Stags.
But while they got virtually nothing out of Bruno on the night, the same cannot be said for Suzuki as he was a real livewire down the left flank, giving Anaz Hadee a real headache until he was substituted in the 68th minute.
The veteran winger was impossible to contain with his trickery and off-the-ball movement, while his deliveries into the box also caused one or two worries for the Tampines backline.
And Suzuki was rewarded for his efforts in the 75th minute when he exchanged passes with Kazuki Sakamoto and clinically curled his shot into the top corner, although it was not enough to hand Albirex all three points.
ST: Indra Sahdan Daud (Home United)
Since returning to the Bishan Stadium at the start of last season, the once-prolific Indra has had to fill a multitude of roles that has seen his goal tally diminish significantly, but he has continued to soldier on for the benefit of the team.
However, following a tactical reshuffle after an early injury to Ismail Yunos on Monday, Indra was sent back into attack and made an immediate impact as he fired the Protectors ahead two minutes before the break, latching onto Lee Kwan-woo's chipped pass and sending a ferocious half-volley into the back of the net.
Eight minutes into the second half, he doubled his tally when he was picked out unmarked inside the box by Firdaus Idros' pinpoint cross and proceeded to expertly drill a shot into the bottom corner.
Unfortunately for Indra, he was just unable to complete what would have been a deserving hat-trick despite having a number of chances thereafter, but it did little to prevent him from proving he still has what it takes to lead the line on his own.
ST: Aleksandar Duric (Tampines Rovers)
Indra wasn't the only veteran to shine over the weekend; his one-time Singapore strike partner Duric was also in fine form as his goals helped the Stags claim four points from two games.
His two goals against Albirex were typical poacher's efforts, opening the scoring on the rebound after his initial shot was saved, before making it 3-3 in the 88th minute after Hara had inexplicably dropped a routine catch at his feet.
And against DPMM, just when it looked like Tampines were struggling to find the breakthrough following a goalless first half, the 43-year-old broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute before adding two more goals which played a major part in a big win for his side.
Images courtesy of Tampines Rovers FC (BP Chua), Balestier Khalsa FC (Andrew Lim), Tanjong Pagar United FC and Home United FC (Jaron Lee)