Today's win secured the Singaporean II.4's second collective victory in the World Battle tourney, thanks to Benfleet Branch also coming up with the goods, in a 3-0 shutdown of former Azərbaycan Sapfir Kuboku holders FC Tatarli. Gabi Camilar was the star of that match, as he came up with two goals. Real ChamWin F.C meanwhile fell 1-3 to Ziyalı, but it wouldn't matter.
would be left addressing terrace talk about possible discontent from Islom Davlatov
, on having made just three official appearances all season - and scoring almost within a minute of coming on, for two of those. "My policy on player selection has not changed - I do what's best for the team."
Elsewhere, Grilled International somehow stayed top of the league despite being rocked 1-5 by Dihania, whom they had beaten just last week; the Romanians had clearly learned from that, and they would put five past hapless custodian Vadym Gorozhankin
, before the Ukrainian had to be ferried off with a gashed right calf. This did at least set Fausto Perono
up to prevent a whitewash, straight from Querubim Santos Couto
's introductory goal kick.
Wang Chu Chi
, who had an entirely forgettable day as a defender, just wanted to put everything behind him. "Yes, Dihania, Munich Giants and SR Team International may now be level on points, but we are still top. We also have FC InterNico BK up next, and no disrespect to them, but we should be able to bounce big then."
A couple of days back, International suffered a loss in a friendly too, to Suriname's SURINAME LIONS. The Division Two hosts had employed similar tactics as Dihania, on hindsight, as they neutered International's slight midfield advantage with far sharper reprisals. Still, it was far closer with Tommy Dongelmans
raising the possibility of a comeback with an 85th minute corner conversion, only for Giorgio Donner to explode for two goals en route to a 5-3 final scoreline.