Progress Into The 32
The win cemented Grilled's place at the top of Group A, with Phobia FC also qualifying in second, after a dramatic last-minute equalizer by Magnus Solstrand against White Rose of Yorkshire, who looked set to join the Birds before that. "That's how close the dividing line between success and failure can be." Grilled head coach Eren Serpin
noted, upon hearing of the result. "It can all be taken away in an instant."
There would also be some nice words of encouragement for Cakes of Bread, after which Serpin turned his attention to Grilled's Round of 32 opponents - Bulgarian Division Two club Favorit. Having lifted the Купа на България - Bulgaria's national cup - twice, and also having captured three Challenger Cups to boot, Serpin acknowledged Favorit to have a history comparable with Grilled's. Also, with two straight promotions and a second-place finish behind them, it is evident that Favorit are a club on the rise again.
"From what I know, they've always regarded themselves as belonging to the Vissha Liga by rights, and while they might have lost their final game of the round to Jasiu Hotspur, they are still a very difficult team to break down. We definitely have a hill to climb here."