Vikram Wins Cap
Grilled Birds striker Vikram Mudaliar
made his senior international debut at the age of 26 years and 8 days, in a 5-2 win across the Causeway at the PadangBola. The former Joker 9B trainee would come on as a 70th minute substitute for Sandy Footprints' Seow Tian Jin, rubbing shoulders with three Farmer Bunnies players - and it could have been four, with Kwek Yun Jie
having left for Lau Chang Wan
Though it was Mia San Toa Payoh's birthday boy Jerry Lim that made the headlines with his brace, Mudaliar linked up respectably well, and got a close-up preview of the star he should be facing in the Singapore Cup the coming Wednesday. "Jerry's hot as ever; we'd be well-served to keep him from getting the ball!"
Over in Brunei, Grilled International dropped points in V.231, blowing chance after chance with K. Olsa Brakel's Sjarel Verstrynghe giving them a 40th minute lead. Didi Reidenbach
levelled through a penalty after Wang Chu Chi
tumbled in the box, but no winner was forthcoming. As such, Black Trapper overtook International at the top, with their 2-0 home victory over Manchesthair United FC.
It was not good for the Busy Bees either, as they lost to Turkish youth side CengizLer GençLik through Merih Ertay's 25th minute set-up. This ends a streak of eight wins for International's U-20 team, and sees them slip behind CengizLer to third in the Akkoç Paf Ligi; Slovakia's Ajax junior pulled off a 2-3 against Sultanova Odchovna, to widen their lead at the top to five points after 25 rounds.