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Even as he congratulated his men for triumphing, Hovaness Noubaryan
raised concerns about the rate at which they were accumulating cards. "Those were two that we really could have done without," he said, referring to Kalki Parvathaneni
and Vikram Mudaliar
's yellows. "We need all hands on board."
would further be diagnosed with a serious back sprain, that will see him out for two weeks, if not more. "I'm shocked that Chng wasn't carded for that." Gilbert Webb
opined. "That was clearly intentional."
Interestingly, both the Birds and the Buns will face league opponents early in the fourth round of the cup, in Mia San Toa Payoh and Between a Walk and a Hard Pace respectively. The Buns had by the way cut it close against Division Three challengers Sporting Singapore, though to be fair they were largely in control after Ejvind Stærk's reducing goal in the 61st minute.
Ibrahim Zahran Al-Maashany
had led off with an opener on the counter in the 28th, and Lau Chang Wan
added another ten minutes later, but Ibrahim admitted that it remained tough to carry Farmer Bunnies' attacking burden by himself. "I can't wait for Nurlan to be fit!"
Grilled International meanwhile advanced in the H.I. Ruby Challenger Cup, with a 4-2 win over El Salvadorean hosts Parsifals' fantastic beasts. Pinch hitter Sazwan bin Hj Muhd Salleh
equalized in the 80th minute to bring the match into extra time, before cementing himself as hero of the day with another goal in the 111st minute. Abdul Hamid bin Hj Ali Timbang
then made sure with a cool finish, coming in from the left.