Not Enough Bite
The Grilled team would shuffle off the pitch aching all over, with Gene Filippone
describing it as one of the hardest experiences of his career, despite only experiencing the second half. "They sure weren't holding any back; it was anything but friendly out there."
Chan Ze Han
felt that it was an eye-opener, on the other hand. "I've had to deal with some hard lads in the youth leagues, but nothing like this."
Over in Casablanca, Morocco, the Farmer Bunnies didn't quite manage against Division Three leaders CLUB WYDAD CASABLANCA, despite taking the lead twice. Trainee defender Faïssal Boussoufa equalised both times, and the troubled Solihin Noor Yadah
found himself sent off three minutes from time, indirectly leading to Ilija Brandner's winner.
The fever had taken WYDAD too by then, and there was some drama as Brandner tangled with Cheong Kong Ting
, who was unhappy at the Austrian delaying the restart. A fracas was brewing, but swiftly put down by the match official, who gave the goalscorer a yellow card, followed by a stern lecture.
Serbian fourth division club FC Crazy Horse beat Grilled International 5-3 at home, after a promising start by G.I., that saw Soo Kiong Yau
rack up an assist and a penalty goal by the 18th minute. It wouldn't last despite Zaini bin Hj Kaling
's further contribution, as the hosts ran riot in a disappointing second half for International.
"We totally lost our concentration." defender Ratano bin Omar
admitted after the game.
Finally, the Chicken Wings enjoyed their first victory in their new league, though it was questionable if Italian side Maiali e Scrofe deserved to lose. Chow Ping Chin played the lone forward role excellently as the match wore on, though, and this made all the difference between the teams.