While the win was nice, Kalki Parvathaneni
revealed that staying home for once was much appreciated by the squad too.
"We've been rushing all over the world, for some weeks now. Yes, it sounds nice, but the travelling and non-stop jet-lag gets to you eventually. And, there's usually no curry after the game either!"
Farmer Bunnies prevailed over Qatari Division Three club Crawley Ambassadors for their part, with Tham Leng Teck
deadly on the counter, finding two goals in their 3-0 win. Sarkis Krikoryan
dropped a free-kick past Nasser Bin Hilal Al-Khattab, before he got substituted at half-time by Llamil Vener
Austrian fifth division hosts Rapid Simmering held Grilled International off by two goals to one, after a tragic start to the friendly that saw International youngster Sazwan bin Hj Muhd Salleh
stretchered off with a dislocated shoulder.
International would up the aggressiveness factor in a perhaps misguided effort to avenge their fallen comrade, which yielded two yellows in a disjointed first half. Shailendra Chatterjee
answered Christoph Stumvoll's opener promptly with a magical interception, but Erich Krainz would decide it with a long-range chip.