Sixes And Sevens
Grilled's victory helped secure a useful draw against Team Fairness, by balancing out -= Manchester United =-'s 0-2 loss to Parkway Paladins. The Birds could hardly protest that, given that they had tasted Paladins' ruthlessness at first hand in the cup. Unlike Grilled then, United could well have gotten a result, had it not been for a soft penalty given against them in the 64th minute, converted by Markus Simonsson.
Sandy Footprints fought to a very entertaining five-all regular time draw against Paladins affiliates FC Telok Kurau, with Spanish forward Mauro Titos finding the all-important last goal for Telok after an extended solo dribble. Seow Tian Jin would score in extra time for Sandy Footprints, but that counted for nothing more than pride.
With Team Embracing remaining atop Group A, another draw against Team Racial Harmony would send Grilled and company through. The squad require little incentive to get pumped up against jessica FC, given their heavy 0-6 Singapore Cup loss suffered at their hands, just three seasons ago. "It's still fresh to me." club captain Moey Xin Seng
Aswad Mohd Jafni
opened the scoring, but would go off injured, as the Buns ran up a 5-1 score against Ghana third division side MOKOB3 FC. Centreback Kwadwo Manu caught him late as he shifted direction in the 74th minute, which brought him a yellow, and Aswad a badly pulled hamstring.
It was otherwise mostly the Morgan Hu
show, with the 30 year-old having just won his eighth national cap against Georgia. Kwame Achampong got the hosts' consolation just before the hour mark, after some near-riotous scenes in the Buns' six-yard box. Referee Matthias Plunian awarded it after some deliberation, and Hu would cancel it the next minute in any case.
Grilled International too scored seven goals in their friendly against Costa Rican IV.14 leaders Mad Madre, though Madre got two back through the slippery Roy Cedeño. Sazwan bin Hj Muhd Salleh
was International's man of the moment, as he found a brace skippering the team from defence.