Jáuregi Defies Grubenmann
A fourth league win on the trot has seen the Birds maintain their three-point lead, and they will be involved in another top-of-the-table clash next Sunday, with Robbie Football Club managing a 3-0 win over a demoralized Joker 9 to go second. Left winger Alf Lamont was helped by two penalty calls, and the referee's decisions would be savaged by Joker 9 head coach Matías Soto afterwards.
-= Manchester United =- bounced back to third place by outdoing Chemistry 4-2 away, though promising midfielder Sim Chin Chi had to go off with a strained thigh after scoring. Real Balmoral's woes continued, as they were left without their first points in II.2, after a 0-2 loss to an improving FC Tobi 74.
Noubaryan could find little to criticize about his team's recent showings, and he urged them to maintain their edge against Mia San Toa Payoh in midweek, and Chemistry after that. "We have a favourable schedule this season, and the players should recognize that."
Elsewhere in Jurong at the New Bukit Batok stadium, Farmer Bunnies would finally concede their first goals in months, with JUtd's Spanish striker Adrián Jáuregi putting two past Vivian Grubenmann
in the first seventeen minutes. The Buns looked down for the count, but exhibited remarkable resilience by eventually earning a draw. Ibrahim Zahran Al-Maashany
reduced in the 32nd minute, and Lau Chang Wan
completed the comeback in the 78th from another rapid counter.
regarded it as a timely wake-up call. "We're still joint-top of the league, but we're not - and have never been - invincible by any means. There can't be any tricks against a side of Arrogancae's quality, and we will just have to be at our very best."
Club Dinosauria clambered to three points behind the leaders in third, with a handy 4-1 home win over a feisty The Sing Tigers side. littlehorse would stumble against The EV, being upset 3-2, while Phantasm Hotspurs and Ambush F.C. did each other no favours with a three-all draw. The latter's head coach Mohd Ezmi is now under heavy pressure from fans, who had expected their club to be moving on from mid-table finishes, instead of regressing.
As it stands, Bunnies defender Aswad Mohd Jafni
picked out Hotspurs' veteran forward Lee Kian Ah as a key threat next week. "He has been creating most of their chances, and as today showed, he can finish them off very professionally too."