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Trailing at the break courtesy of Sherif El-Masri's 9th-minute deflected strike, the Rams equalised a minute before the hour mark through Moon Soon-ho, before claiming all three points in the final eight minutes thanks to Sheikh Abdul Hadi's own-goal and a fine solo effort from Goh Swee Swee.
Although he admitted his players' first-half display was far from satisfactory, he was ultimately pleased with the way they fought back after the break.
"We're definitely pleased with the performance in the second half, but disappointed in the first half," he said.
"The players were too eager and were basically not playing to their strengths. They were rushing the play and losing possession, which is important against a young team like Young Lions.
"They were just sloppy and sluggish but in the second half, everyone played their part and according to instruction."
Teo, who took charge of the side due to a suspension to head coach Salim Moin, also believes the manner of Friday's victory highlights Woodlands' strength in depth in 2013.
"All along, we have been dependent on everyone," he replied, when asked if the Rams had been affected by a quiet game from marquee signing Khalid Hamdaoui, who has started the season brightly.
"You can see from tonight [Friday] that Goh Swee Swee is benched after starting the previous game, it's the same with Taufiq [Rahmat]. No one is guaranteed a game.
"We have 20 very good players fighting for a spot in the first XI and everyone knows they have to perform when given the opportunity. If they do so, they know they will retain their place in the side."
Although clearly disappointed by another defeat - his side's 7th straight of the season - Young Lions coach Aide Iskandar believes their bright start to the game was a real positive.
"I thought that first-half performance was the best of the season so far," he said. "We created the greater number of chances and dominated.
"One of the positives is we can gain a lot of self confidence and belief from this game, based on our first-half performance. Woodlands did not have a chance and we created a lot.
"It will make us mentally stronger and we won't have fear when we play the other teams. It's not easy but nothing in football - and life - is easy."
The former Singapore captain, who led the Lions to AFF Suzuki Cup victories in both 2004 and 2007, also lamented the absence of skipper Al-Qaasimy Rahman, although he felt his stand-in Shamil Sharif deputised admirably.
"We definitely missed Al-Qaasimy," Aide added. "Tajeli [Salamat] is just a stop-gap measure at right-back - it's not his natural position.
"Al-Qaasimy is one of our most experienced players and having him out there would really have helped a lot.
"Shamil is one of those that were retained from last season's squad. It is a good boost for him to captain the side.
"I thought he generally did okay. He carried out the role that was asked of him and caused problems to Woodlands with his passing."
Young Lions are next in action on Saturday when they visit Harimau Muda at the Pasir Gudang Corporation Stadium, while the Rams travel to the Queenstown Stadium to take on Tanjong Pagar United two days earlier.