Unready But Unbowed
The Grilled second team were disappointed at not giving a better reckoning of themselves, given that this was an opportunity that won't come along too often. Reserve coach Luis Alcántara would however not mince his words, when he declared them as not quite having it.
"I'll be honest, they aren't quite Division Four standard." Alcántara said. "They may have a shot at it, though, if they work hard." Tian Yonghang
instead preferred to put the focus elsewhere. "Chung's going to make a name for himself, no doubt. He wouldn't look out of place a level up."
Neither that nor being clearly outclassed discouraged midfielder Dennis Kong
, though, as the 22 year-old declared his willingness to stay at Grilled for as long as the club want him. "Football's my life!" he declared. "And the job market's pretty bad now too."