One Step Closer
There was a mass exchange of shirts after the tournament game, as Moey Xin Seng
refused to disparage the opposition. "Fortune greatly favoured us today. Cittadini are full of talent, and were we to play again, it could be much closer."
The win was part of a 3-0 sweep of Ghana's II.1, though Joker 9 and Singapore Big Dogs cut it closer with single-goal margin victories. The Jokers had to fend off a late rally from three-time Gold Coast cupwinners joebuddengh fc after being 5-2 up in the 73rd minute, as did the Big Dogs, who suffered two goals in injury time from Widla.
As for the Buns, their running joke was extended, as they failed to prevail once again in the Division Battles. Granted, a 2-2 draw against Zoutelande FC was enough to help the S-League to triumph over the Suriname II.4, and Billy Camperio
's equalizer on the stroke of full time essentially did the trick.
Grilled International continued to close in on another Division Five title, as they came back from Larry Paterson's eleventh minute opener for Manchesthair United, to prevail 4-1, amply assisted by winger Jeremiah Nayak getting sent off for his part in instigating a bust-up right before the restart. Wang Chu Chi
contributed two goals, with Fausto Perono
and Safari bin Hj Jali
making up the rest.
This came after International were schooled 7-1 by reigning Jordanian Al-Dawry Al-Momtaz champions The Guardians Of The Galaxy, which however saw Tibor Atzenhain
loft it over Russian custodian Mikhail Semushkin, for a memorable goal. Guardians' Ignac Ozimek was irresistable at the other end, as he bullied International's defenders mercilessly into allowing him a hat-trick.