Fate In Own Hands
Although the win leaves Grilled still third in Group A with seven points from four matches, victory against Random Curiosity FC would guarantee that the Birds progress as runners-up, with group leaders Be Champions FC and Scallop Soccer Team set to meet. While the former only need a point to be sure, that has to be far from a formality.
"Well, those goals sure came in handy." current tournament scoring leader Chow Ying Lee
, who bolstered his haul to eight today, noted. "Now that we know what we have to do, it's down to us to do it next Monday."
Random are however also in with a shout despite being narrowly edged by Be Champions FC after going 3-1 up, and they will be a tough challenge for Grilled in the decider, with pacy attackers Antoine Bos and Ang Tse Jian being two to watch.
There will in contrast be nothing but pride to play for in the dead rubber between Ho Seh Liao and Kampung United, and over in Group B, it should be Dodogado and Fafane Club who advance unless BDSM FC somehow manage to beat the former by four or more, and the winless Golden Jaguars turn things around dramatically against Fafane.