Bilal Mohammad Harun
considered the outcome a job well done. "They weren't very interested in attacking, and had Egan and Chan not scored when they did, it would have gotten tricky."
As for the upcoming fixture against former II.2 and III.15 rivals Ropelearner FC, Bilal recognized that it would take a changed approach. "Their habit of shooting from everywhere keeps defenders and goalies on edge, and to be honest, their record of eight wins and just five goals conceded in nine matches speaks for itself."
It would be the end of the line for the Buns in the Singapore Cup too, as they completed a miserable week by crashing out to Arrogancae, days after their fall to Ambush F.C.; Vishnu Tallapaka
cancelled Blaise Munoz's stunning start with a 35th minute free-kick goal, but second-half strikes from Mykhaylo Krivcun and Inesan Kwansah (twice) meant that the former national champions were clear victors.
's decision to deploy Nurlan Ablaev
as a lone wing forward was criticized in the face of the defeat, but he insisted that it made no difference. "Arrogancae played very well, but our players were also mentally not all there." the head coach said. "No use dwelling on it, there's FC Barca Singapore to come."
It was no good for Grilled International either, as their cup hopes came to an end against Swiss H.I. Division Five side Molare Calcio. The purple-shirted hosts absorbed all of International's drives, and their sole goal from Ilias Ehret off a 35th minute counter proved enough.
This would also be Roar Olaisen
's first defeat in charge, one that the Norwegian head coach dismissed offhand. "It's not a competition we can put too much of our energies in. My main concern has always been the league."