One Of Those Days
The victory was marred by reports that Dan Seng
would join Yuki Irie
on the long-term injury roster, having incurred a torn calf muscle after being taken down by Charles Lao.
"It's a crying shame." head coach Hovaness Noubaryan
said. "Dan has just had one of the best months of his career, and he didn't deserve to have it end like that. Hopefully he'll be good as new next season."
The outlook for the club was good in comparison, with Grilled now in second place, as ~Pollen~ lost at home to Jean-Félix D'hoedt's early rocket. Brazilian forward Fernando Bombeiro made his professional debut for ~Pollen~, but lasted just short of an hour after tweaking his left knee on an opponent's shin.
With no changes to the standings expected as Ropelearner FC and the Birds take on the bottom two of Red Chaos and Cloudz United - who did pick up another win against Chaos - next, Noubaryan is looking at the long game.
"It all comes to a head in Week 12 when he host Ropelearner FC, of course, but we don't want to burn ourselves out with ~Pollen~ next. The players have to stay focused, we want to go into that game knowing that our fate is in our own hands."
Farmer Bunnies dropped their first points in a 2-2 home draw against Puh erh, in what Sikong Darong
termed a "freak result
". And from the statistics, even the staunchest critics would have to agree.
"We hammered them for ninety minutes, and Abdul Rashid Ahmad saved more shots than most goalies do in ten games." Sikong fumed. "How does that work out?"
Other than Puh erh climbing into fourth place, this means that Sporting Supernova return to within a point of the Buns, having whitewashed the hapless SingSing73 9-0. Unium F.C too kept within striking distance with their 6-0 win over Ang Mohs in flip flops, as Eatgrass edged GoonSquad in their battle for survival.
Over at Burung Memorial Stadium, Grilled International decided their doubleheader against International Myyrmäki with a comprehensive 5-1 smackdown, as Sazwan bin Hj Muhd Salleh
delighted with a brace from left wing. Thai striker Fang Hai got Myyrmäki's late consolation in the 76th minute.