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After being on the receiving end of an all-out assault by the Cheetahs, Geylang opened the scoring in the 66th minute through Jozef Kaplan, before wrapping up the three points a minute from time when substitute Khairulnizam Jumahat netted moments after coming off the bench.
Tampines Rovers remain the only side with a 100% record but they were lucky to beat Home United 1-0 - courtesy of Mustafic Fahrudin's second-half penalty - on Friday at the Jalan Besar Stadium, especially given the Protectors had dominated proceedings throughout the 90 minutes and wasted several excellent chances to score.
Thursday's action saw Warriors FC put in a dominant display as they cruised to a 3-0 home win over Courts Young Lions, while Balestier Khalsa left the Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium with a point after a 0-0 draw with Harimau Muda.
On Tuesday, Albirex Niigata (S) suffered their first defeat of the season after being beaten 2-1 by Woodlands Wellington, who were unable make it two wins from two after losing 1-0 to DPMM FC in their second game of the week on Sunday.
In a week that saw several brilliant individual displays, FOX Sports picks our top 11 performers from the latest round of S.League action.
GK: Joey Sim (Geylang International)
For the second week running, Singapore's third-choice keeper at last year's AFF Suzuki Cup gets the nod after another fine display.
The 26-year-old again showed authority when dealing with aerial balls after also was clean with his handling, and at this rate, it is likely Japanese import Takuma Ito is going to have to continue warming the bench.
RB: Ruzaini Zainal (Warriors FC)
Still looking to regain full match fitness following a pre-season operation, Ruzaini showed no signs of being hampered as he put in a scintillating display for the Warriors in their triumph over the Young Lions. Although a winger by trade, the 24-year-old was deployed in defence on several occasions last season and was again named at right-back last Thursday, where he proved to be a real presence down the wings.
Ruzaini was not only steady at the back as he weighed in with a number of timely interceptions, but also bombed forward with real intent and was involved in the Warriors' first two goals. Particularly impressive was his role in the second as he chased down what looked to be a lost cause and kept the ball in play, before cutting back a neat pass for Erwan Gunawan to smash home.
His performance also left coach V. Selvaraj admitting there was "not much more you could ask of him".
CB: Noh Rahman (Home United)
Noh has been one of Home's best players since moving to the Bishan Stadium in the off-season and he was really up for the challenge on Friday as his side narrowly lost out to the defending champions.
The experienced defender was an immovable presence at the back and he made the opposition strikers think twice about getting near the Protectors box as he put in one firm challenge after another.
CB: Norihiro Kawakami (Geylang International)
Kawakami has so far failed to reach the same heights he did with Albirex last year, but he showed just what he's capable off on Wednesday.
The Japanese won every single header he challenged for and also read the game to perfection as he regularly broke down Hougang attacks with timely interceptions.
LB: Syed Thaha (Balestier Khalsa)
Since Thaha moved to the Toa Payoh Stadium from Geylang at the start of last season, he has been a valuable squad member but is now starting to establish himself as a genuine key player for the Tigers.
Defensively sound, the 27-year-old is also comfortable in possession and regularly initiated attacking moves against Harimau Muda from left-back.
RM: Erwan Gunawan (Warriors FC)
Like he has been in recent weeks, Erwan was deployed on the right-side of midfield on Wednesday but he put his attacking instincts to good use as he fired two first-half goals to hand the Warriors a commanding halftime lead.
First, he coolly tucked home the rebound in the 11th minute after his initial piledriver was blocked by Rudy Khairullah, before doubling his tally two minutes before the break as he lashed an unstoppable strike into the back of the net - both chances borne from his intelligent off-the-ball running.
CM: Atsushi Shimono (Woodlands Wellington)
Shimono certainly had no room for sentiment on Tuesday as he helped Woodlands inflict a first defeat of the campaign on former employers Albirex.
The midfield dynamo was at his all-action best as he linked up the play with his tireless running and tidy distribution, and must now be one of the first names on coach Salim Moin's team sheet.
CM: Hendra Azam (DPMM FC)
Having shown promising signs in recent substitute appearances, Hendra was given the nod over Guadeloupean import Stephane Auvray on Sunday and certainly did not disappoint coach Vjeran Simunic.
Given a defensive role, the Bruneian nullified the threat of the lethal Khalid Hamdaoui, especially in the first half, and allowed the rest of his midfield colleagues to focus on their attacking duties.
LM: Ismadi Mukhtar (Tampines Rovers)
The plethora of big-name off-season signings at the Clementi Stadium has meant that stalwarts like Ismadi are no longer guaranteed a place in the Stags starting XI.
However, he showed he is more than ready to do a job whenever called upon after another no-nonsense shift on Friday, providing left-back Shaiful Esah with plenty of cover but also giving opposition right-back Firdaus Idros plenty to worry about in his forays forward.
ST: Jozef Kaplan (Geylang International)
Time and time again, Kaplan has come to the Eagles' rescue and it was no different against Hougang at the Bedok Stadium, just as things were starting to look tricky for the hosts.
Six minutes after the hour mark, he latched onto a searching cross from Jalal and fired home from a tight angle, sending his side on the way to what proved to be a much-needed three points.
Geylang's increasing dependance on their Slovak captain was not lost on coach V. Kanan, who remarked: "Jozef is there for us in every game and doing a lot for the team."
ST: Indra Sahdan Daud (Home United)
Indra may have missed a couple of gilt-edged chances in Friday's clash against Tampines, but the way he rolled back the years was quite inspiring as he singlehandedly kept the opposition backline busy all evening long.
Showing he has lost none of his intelligence and little of the speed that once saw him regarded as Southeast Asia's best striker, the 34-year-old easily found space in behind defence and got into many excellent scoring positions.
The only thing missing from his game was the finishing touch, but his overall display must have brought a smile to coach Lee Lim-saeng's face.
Images courtesy of Geylang International FC, Home United FC (Jaron Lee) and Albirex Niigata (S) FC