Praise For The Fallen
and Moey Xin Seng
both agreed that Cloudz deserved to take something from today's game. "We were horribly lax." Moey started. "And I was more guilty than most. If we're anything like this on Wednesday, it'll be an absolute killing."
Noubaryan defended his decision to rotate his men, but hinted that he was disappointed at those he had given chances to. "We saw a few fresh faces, but I'm not sure whether they belonged to hungry guts. There definitely wasn't much energy on show, at least until we fell behind."
The late escape sees Grilled maintain third spot in the table, with ~Pollen~ cracking newbies' defence to stay a point ahead via a 2-0 home win. Ropelearner FC made it six in a row, having little trouble against Red Chaos, while -Blitz- smashed ArSenal U21 5-1 on the road, in a clash of under-fire III.15 veterans.
The Buns' Morgan Hu
had an incredible week, which kicked off with a surprise call-up to the national squad, for their match against Macedonia. This resulted in his first senior international goal, a splendid equalizer coming in the 67th minute. The Lions moreover went on to win 4-2, and sit pretty atop Group 7 with a perfect four wins from four, joining the elite set of Serbia, England, Belgium and Ecuador at the head of the official national team rankings.
With barely a day off in between, Hu then went on to feature in Farmer Bunnies' 8-1 thrashing of SingSing73, although the quality of opposition was undeniably far below what he had to face on Friday. He might even have gotten a hat-trick, but substitute custodian Teh Ze Leng would pull off a wondersave from Hu's lob just two minutes after coming on for the injured Abd El Hadi El Shazly.
The Number 22 was in a position to be generous, as it happened. "It was well done by Teh. Everything's going so well recently, it wouldn't do to get too greedy, would it?"
Grilled International bucked the trend as they were shut out 0-4 by Canadian visitors Black Trapper, who demonstrated the importance of communication in defence. Querubim Santos Couto
was sold out all too often by his own backline, and perhaps only Wang Hanxuan
emerged with any credit on the G.I. side.