East Coast side Test Runz Spurs shook the local football scene by dumping recent Cup winners Arrogancae out in a 3-2 derby upset, with unheralded defensive workman Rakesh Jalagam the unlikely architect. Jagalam struck in both halves even as former Grilled youngster Zhao Jing Wei replied for the rebuilding giants, before new arrival Ariosto Ribeiro wrote himself into Cup lore with a golden goal winner.
CharlesCheesePie had to endure a scare as they were taken to penalties by plucky Division Four challengers MH75, who recovered from a Soon Yew Yeng special to answer through German strongman Mesrur Çalım. Çalım's day would end in tears, though, as he had a crucial spot kick saved, allowing the Pies' 32 year-old veteran Ibrahim Rambli to become a hero on his birthday.
Grilled's next Cup opponents will be Ang Mo Kio club Saved United, who upset solgaardos 3-0 through careful midfield play. Alcántara confirmed that he will be taking Saved extremely seriously indeed, with particular reference to midfielders Juan Ensuyo and Yoav Shaked, who performed as if they were a decade younger.
"They have a strong team ethic going on, and we would be foolish to discount it. Although I'm confident about our squad's ability, I don't think we will be sending our forwards in as midfielders for much longer." the reserve coach said.