Grilled Birds 5 - 4 btfly
The Glory Of Three
The Grilled players made it a point to lay their hands on btfly's famous teal-blue jerseys after the final whistle, after which Mohd Safri bin Mohd Kassim
went for the match ball, before waving it in his strike partners' faces in a bit of good-natured taunting.
It will be a landmark all-Division Three Singapore Cup final, as Be Champions FC destroyed UDNTK 4-1. Former U-20 midfielder Foo Ah De made up for his quarterfinal sending-off with a Herculean effort, ensuring that his side protected their fourth minute lead by Dávid Budai, before scoring himself in the 72nd minute. Although Wong Tse Ming gave UDNTK some hope, Arnold Pang and Benoît Pouderoux made Champions good value for the win.
It was much tighter in the other semi-final as Dodogado won by the single goal against Team Remy83, Dong Rongyong's textbook header from a corner proving the difference between the sides. Grilled are certainly not about to doubt the effectiveness of Dodogado's suffocating defence, having lost both meetings between the two in the SG Super Cup.
Whatever else may be, the two teams are certainly familiar with each other. While their last official friendly ended 1-0 in Champions' favour, both fielded reserve teams then, and Woon Shun An
is of the opinion that it is too close to call.
"We've played them both a couple of times recently, and make no mistake, they're very strong teams." Woon said. "They weren't just lucky to make it this far. I think it'll come down to whose leaders want it more on the day, and between Foo who's on a path of redemption and Ángel Badillo who can conjure up goals from nowhere, it'll be some match to watch!"