Grilled fans were treated to a dose of relaxed local soccer as Grilled travelled to Henry Park in Singapore's Holland region. Division Five side FLESIANS UTD was an example of a heartland side with just three foreigners, in comparism to Grilled's five fielded for the friendly. Weakened by multiple injuries, temporary coach Lan Tuan-Mu
held all his first-teamers in reserve except for Aznan Noor Yadah
Grilled's all-time top scorer Tim Hobson
was planted at the top of an unadventurous 4-5-1, and FLESIANS worked the home crowd up with some nippy dribbles down the sides. Their Argentine right winger Enzo Daniel Barrera was a real livewire, but he had no knack for the telling pass.Aznan Noor Yadah
was confused in the free role he was given, but found his niche with explosive runs from the wings inwards. With thirty-seven minutes gone, Earl Barbour
lofted a short pass above the defence for Aznan to bundle past burly Finn Alf Andersson.Tim Hobson
sent the years rolling back with a brace in the seven minutes that followed. Hobson's literal head for goal reaped its rewards when Antonio Fernández Riviera
went for the Englishman at the near post. Using a long stride to lose himself, Hobson thudded home a glancing header from short range.
FLESIANS defensive midfielder Song Jiading then allowed Spirig to steal his ball for a free run on the goalie, but Andersson made a magnificent save. Hobson had obeyed the forwards' textbook in following up to the letter, and threw himself into a flying kick that spun weakly wide of the stranded keeper.Nor Suhaimi bin Che Lah
got called for simulation right before the half-time break, and Grilled continued with almost leisurely attack patterns for the second half. Hobson had a few shots off target, and Barbour looked good to score with a stylish diving header that Andersson got a hand to. Aznan Noor Yadah
was the one to whom the rebound favoured this time, and an unhesitating boot set the final score to four-nil.