A point against the twice Champions to start the SG Super Cup VII campaign was probably not a bad result, but the expressions on the Grilled players' faces revealed their true thoughts after the final whistle went. Captain Qassem Madaini
made to approach the retreating referee, but was prevented from doing so by his assistants.
, who had been judged to have bundled Gan Haoxiang over for the defining penalty, gladly expressed his unhappiness at the decision. "You can look at the video replays and make up your mind. That was never a penalty, not in a thousand years!"
With that, Grilled are in fourth place in Group A, behind Random Curiosity FC and fifth edition winners Scallop Soccer Team, who both won their respective fixtures. The former outgunned an attacking Kampung United 4-2, while Scallop had to rely on a last-gasp winner by Ignacio Guergue against the ultra-defensive III.14 champions Ho Seh Liao.
The outcomes were clearer in Group B, as Fafane Club destroyed Team of Semipro 6-0 with Danish playmaker Povl Margies claiming the first hat-trick of the tournament. BDSM FC saw off second-time participants Golden Jaguars 2-0, while Dodogado put their qualifier loss to JUtd behind them with an identical scoreline against former II.2 side Tampines Phoenix F.C.