School Sports: Redemption for defender Marcus Tang as Victoria Junior College win first A Division boys' football title since 2013

Victoria Junior College's Marcus Tang (in yellow, heading the ball) was a big presence at both ends in yesterday's A Division boys' final. Not only did he help his school keep a clean sheet against Meridian Junior College, he also scored the winner a
Victoria Junior College's Marcus Tang (in yellow, heading the ball) was a big presence at both ends in yesterday's A Division boys' final. Not only did he help his school keep a clean sheet against Meridian Junior College, he also scored the winner as Victoria celebrated their first title since 2013. His team-mate Amir Hafiz would later console MJC's Lucas Ng after the final whistle at the Jalan Besar Stadium.ST PHOTOS: ALVIN HO
Victoria Junior College's Marcus Tang (in yellow, heading the ball) was a big presence at both ends in yesterday's A Division boys' final. Not only did he help his school keep a clean sheet against Meridian Junior College, he also scored the winner a
Victoria Junior College's Marcus Tang (in yellow, heading the ball) was a big presence at both ends in yesterday's A Division boys' final. Not only did he help his school keep a clean sheet against Meridian Junior College, he also scored the winner as Victoria celebrated their first title since 2013. His team-mate Amir Hafiz (above) would later console MJC's Lucas Ng after the final whistle at the Jalan Besar Stadium.ST PHOTOS: ALVIN HO

Defender who was sent off in last year's final scores last-gasp winner to end MJC's streak

For a year, Marcus Tang has been saddled with guilt.

The Victoria Junior College (VJC) centre back was sent off after receiving a second yellow card early in the second half of last year's Schools National A Division boys' football final against Meridian Junior College (MJC). That proved costly as his team lost 3-1.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2018, with the headline 'Marcus makes amends for VJC'. Print Edition | Subscribe