Lopsided 32-0 score in National School Games football match stirs debate

The SSP's football programme has produced a number of national players since the school's inception in 2004.
The SSP's football programme has produced a number of national players since the school's inception in 2004.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

A lopsided scoreline in a National School Games football match has sparked a debate about competitiveness and fair play in school sport.

The Singapore Sports School (SSP) thrashed Assumption Pathway School (APS) 32-0 in a preliminary-round B Division boys' football game on Monday. That meant that on average, a goal was scored every 2½ minutes in the 80-minute match.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 25, 2020, with the headline 'Lopsided 32-0 score in National School Games football match stirs debate'. Subscribe