Off And Away
Defending holders Scallop Soccer Team got off to a winning start too as they reprised their semifinal win over Fafane Club, though it was arguably tighter this time. As again, Fafane took the lead, this time through big Belgian striker Dries Van Landuyt, but Veljko Milanić proved to be their bane once more, as he finished with a hat-trick.
Tampines Phoenix F.C. sounded their intentions with a no-nonsense 2-0 over Ho Seh Liao, who were perhaps unfortunate not to at least get a goal for their efforts, with former Phantasm man Guan Yunwen and wingback Lim Tian Beng a terror down the left. They were perhaps not adventurous enough as a whole, though, and Mohd Zaidil bin Burhan half-volleyed one before Ahmad Izwan bin Abu Bakar put a lid on it.
The biggest win of the round however goes to Random Curiosity FC, who worked off their prior frustrations by dismantling Kampung United 8-0 - Mohd bin Yusoff, Ang Tse Jian and Antoine Bos taking turns to score a brace. Last edition's finalists Dodogado found the going tough against a serious Edbe FC team, managing only a 1-1 draw as Edbe recovered from Pierre-André Maton's 85th minute sending-off to level with ten men, while Team of Semipro put themselves in a good position by edging Marina Bay Sands 4-3.