No Offence Intended
There was something of an uproar at the final whistle, with a few fans making to jump the hoardings to confront the Grilled dugout, only to be restrained by stadium security. As to the apparent provocation - the fielding of custodian Krystian Rykowski
in midfield - Noubaryan insisted that nothing of the sort was happening.
"Why would they think that?" he said angelically. "It was such a nice day, we were four goals up, what better than to let one of our hardworking players enjoy himself?"
"It's not like Krystian had too much trouble either..."
Caliquenyos Andorrans F.C., who had been smashed 4-0 in Singapore by Farmer Bunnies three seasons back, invited the Buns over after a close miss in the league. They did rather better this time, and should probably have narrowly shaded it. The Buns would survive an early knee injury to Lau Chang Wan
, aided by Rashid Nasir al Din
's safe hands, and Kwek Yun Jie
could even have won it in the 77th minute, with his strike from the left skipping inches wide.
Welsh Division Three club St Elmo's Fire, who beat Grilled Birds in a home friendly last season, did the same and more to Grilled International. The Bruneian visitors might have had an excellent season by their standards, but they were shown just how large the world was, in being annihilated 9-0. Wang Hanxuan
would be taken off with a strained neck with ten minutes remaining, although that really didn't make any difference.