Football: S'pore shock Syria 2-1 in Asian Cup qualifier as Stange gets 1st competitive win

Singapore defender Safuwan Baharudin fires off a shot during a training session at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Monday, Oct 14, 2013. Singapore's national football team stunned Syria 2-1 in a 2015 AFC Asian Cup Group A qualifier at the Jalan Besar
Singapore defender Safuwan Baharudin fires off a shot during a training session at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Monday, Oct 14, 2013. Singapore's national football team stunned Syria 2-1 in a 2015 AFC Asian Cup Group A qualifier at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

Singapore's national football team stunned Syria 2-1 in a 2015 AFC Asian Cup Group A qualifier at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Second-half strikes by Khairul Amri and Gabriel Quak gave Bernd Stange his first competitive win since taking over as national coach in May.

Raja Rafe scored a late consolation for the visitors but the Lions held on to pick up their first points of the qualification campaign.

The win sees them climb off the foot of the table, ahead of Syria who have one point from three matches.

Singapore and Syria will meet again on Nov 15 in Teheran.