made it a point to clasp the hands of all his players as they marched off grimly at full time. "We won, but it was not enough." the head coach said. "I couldn't have asked much more from them. Yes, it was disappointing to allow them three goals, but let's just say that Panigrahi and Webb barely put a foot wrong throughout. They were just physically outmatched."
Stormarn Blackbirds sealed second place by holding Karak of the West 3-3, and will be disappointed not to have walked away as the group winners instead, with only Eant Yan Tun's strike after the ninety minutes preserving Karak's status. "Karak took them too lightly, I think." Tian continued. "But they must remain one of the favourites for the trophy."