Unbowed No More
While possibly the best possible preparation for Parkway Paladins on Wednesday, Hovaness Noubaryan
was under no illusions about the stature of the club that they would be facing. Paladins were near-flawless as they dispatched Oneteamtoplay 1-3 on the road today, and Noubaryan saw a team that was simply elite in every department.
"I'm not saying it's impossible, just that it'll be very, very hard." the head coach said. "They didn't sweep the double last season through luck. A lot depends on how much they're willing to risk."
Ropelearner didn't let up in the league, as they expectedly thrashed Cloudz United for a perfect 12 points from four games. ~Pollen~ stayed two points behind by schooling an ArSenal U21 playing at home, while -Blitz- staged an incredible comeback to draw 4-4 at Red Chaos, after a scarcely less unbelievable rampage by the hosts that saw them go four up after barely twelve minutes. The paltry single point earned for such an instant classic felt almost unfair, in retrospect.
Over in III.11, it was Farmer Bunnies who were the kings, as they recovered from Liad Boucai's opener for Unium F.C, to smash them 1-3 by the end. Kwek Yun Jie
got the Buns back on level footing with a towering header, before the strike pair of Enzo Paolo Panzarino
and Ibrahim Zahran Al-Maashany
has additionally set his sights on the Sapphire Challenger Cup, going by his post-game comments. "Why not? We have the squad for it."
It is more a matter of survival for Grilled International, after they were shut out 0-3 by England's Manchesthair United FC. Władysław Różyc had only a single save of note to make in the entire ninety minutes, and he would deny Fausto Perono
even the smallest consolation from that.
Tajit bin Mohd
bemoaned the continued absence of Ragib Banović
. "We could really have done with him today. Well, we do what we can, with what we have."