To The Last Day
Sim Kian Eng took his latest defeat against Grilled sportingly, from how he embraced Hovaness Noubaryan
after the final whistle, and Noubaryan for his part had kind words for Grilled's Jurong archrivals.
"newbies have an excellent youth program going, they've three youngsters currently in the national U-20 squad - in fact, it's probably easier to count those that haven't gotten a cap! I wouldn't want to face them in a few seasons, if all goes as expected."
Noubaryan could afford to be generous after Grilled overtook newbies back into second place, but the title appears out of reach, now that -Blitz- have beaten ArSenal U21 6-4 at home. "It was always a long shot." double scorer Cyril Künzler
commented. "But we'll keep going just in case."
Farmer Bunnies also kept trucking as they recorded a straightforward 3-0 home win over M4 United, who sadly also seem to have entered administration. Ibrahim Zahran Al-Maashany
dictated their attack as he was expected to, opening the scoring with a deft touch in the 11th, before assisting Enzo Paolo Panzarino
in killing off the game right before the hour mark.
Soon Soon and Unium F.C however made no mistakes either, and the Buns' most realistic hope is to defeat Unium on final day for second place. "It stings that we're again not really in contention, but what can we do now?" head coach Sikong Darong
Grilled International were probably the happiest of the lot by far, as they all but secured promotion, with a 4-1 victory over closest challengers Shaka Zibby. The big away win, opened by Sazwan bin Hj Muhd Salleh
and concluding with late strikes by Dongelmans, Abdul Hamid and Kammer, sees them six points ahead of Shaka Zibby with a far superior goal difference.
would throw a slight damper on what was otherwise a perfect day, with his minor ankle tweak, but excited gaffer Tajit bin Mohd
doesn't expect it to affect International's run-in materially. "You can quote me on this - we're taking this one home!"