All Four, For All
Domestic cup history was written today, as Grilled Birds became the first local club to have lifted all three Challenger Cups, and all four national club cups. This was a feat that not even the Hattrick Masters-winning Be Champions FC, or the near-unstoppable in their heyday Parkway Paladins, had managed.
Both these giants had stumbled with the very Sapphire Challenger Cup that the Birds won today at long last, and Tian Yonghang
was overcome with emotion as he raised it together with acting skipper and gamewinner, Chan Ze Han
. "They say good things come to those who wait, and I have to say, it's true."
While Chan was half Tian's age, he happened to be far less sentimental about the achievement. "There's still the league, we're hardly out of it yet. Let's make this a season to really
Even Hovaness Noubaryan
seemed prepared to just bask in the glow for the time being, however, from how he was beaming from ear to ear. "Nobody wants to be the first to break this club's cup finals streak, and boy, were the lads massive today! I'm unspeakably proud of all of them."
In the other finals, Random Curiosity FC had defeated reigning S-League champions Sarcastic Fringeheads 2-1 last Wednesday for their first Singapore Cup, in their first return to the finals since they were themselves beaten 4-6 by the Birds, sixteen seasons back. littlehorse missed out on claiming all three Challenger Cups after their 0-2 loss to an inspired ~Pollen~ - who are now newcomers to the cupholders scene - in the Ruby final. Last but not least, Haha lifted the Emerald Challenger Cup helped by an Arif Hadice hat-trick in a 7-3 blockbuster, and added it to the Sapphire cup in their trophy cabinet.