School sports: VJC retain A Div girls football title after 3-2 penalty shoot-out win over MJC

VJC Tiffany Bifen Low (right) trying for her second goal in the second half, but was beaten by MJC goalkeeper Lim Hui Ting Christine (third from left).
VJC Tiffany Bifen Low (right) trying for her second goal in the second half, but was beaten by MJC goalkeeper Lim Hui Ting Christine (third from left). ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

SINGAPORE - Victoria Junior College (VJC) clinched their fifth straight A Division girls football championship with a 3-2 penalty shoot-out win over Meridian Junior College on Tuesday (May 9).

The scores were tied at 1-1 after extra time at the Jalan Besar Stadium before VJC's goalkeeper Hannah Lim, 17, made three saves in the shoot-out to lead her school to victory.

After a goal-less first half, VJC took the lead through forward Tiffany Low and appeared to be heading for the win.

But MJC equalised in injury time thanks to a free-kick from Zaiheeda Zaini. Both teams could not score in extra time as the match went to penalties.

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For triumphant VJC captain Winette Lim, who was hoisted by her team-mates after the final whistle as they celebrated, this was a special moment.

The 18-year-old said: "I'm very, very proud of them. This year, it was a lot harder than previous years. But we still managed to do it together because we played together as a team."