Not Our Style
was fast to admit part responsibility for the draw in the post-match conference. "Phantasm were very good, don't take that from them, but we should have taken it had it not been for my decision to let them come at us. We're just not very good at defending, we're not built that way."
Two-goal Tian Yonghang
, while disappointed, kept his eye firmly on the bigger picture. "If you had asked us at the beginning of the season whether we would be happy with 31 points out of 36, most of us would have laughed our heads off. Kudos to heimu XI for making the title chase interesting for the fans."
Captain Qassem Madaini
agreed. "Mark the sixth of January down on your calendars - the match of the season will be on that date at Blackwood Field! From what I've heard, our away allocation is already twice oversubscribed. They are even ahead on goal difference, so the title destination is well in their own hands too."
Supporter club member Haroon Rasheed, 31, was adamant that Grilled must attack heimu on that fateful day. "We all saw it today, we're useless at sitting back and being tactical. The team have failed to win two of the five league games in which Chow Ying Lee
was unavailable, forcing us to play a 3-5-2, and won the other seven handsomely. That says something."