Although, as expected, Grilled got no closer to Changi Genius despite their big win over ArSenal U21, the manner of victory left little to be desired. Scorer of three goals Islom Davlatov
felt transformed by the team's performance, and he made doubly sure to acknowledge Florus Romijn
for his achievement.
"While Changi can seal the title if they beat ArSenal next Sunday, which let's face it, they probably will, we are surely going all out against them in the last round whatever happens. If we don't top the league, we at least want to finish strongly and send a message."
Relegated Singa Songo and Black Banana FC were whitewashed by Changi and Really McCoy respectively, as were newbies are newbies, who seemed to be conserving their energies prematurely against their motivated -Blitz- hosts. They wound up suffering a scare over Li Rong Lee's collarbone injury, but fortunately, it was confirmed to be minor.
Farmer Bunnies avoided autorelegation with their first win in some time, with Brendan Leung
's seventh-minute headed effort enough to claim full points against Kim Tae Hee FC. Sikong Darong
had finally dropped Solihin Noor Yadah
after a string of indifferent performances, and on today's evidence, he'll have to work his way back into the first team.
"It's a relief, that's all I can say." a relieved Kwek Yun Jie
said, after the Buns' first win in eight league games. "It took us a couple of months to get the hang of our new formation, and I daresay we are getting comfortable with it."
Grilled International made it three out of three, with The sons of Taima making them look good in a 6-0 away thrashing. Yavor Babanski
and Subhi bin Hj Ahmad
got two each against the clueless Cape Verde side, with striker Abdul Hamid bin Hj Ali Timbang
and his half-time replacement Micky bin Kadir
completing the rout.