Everything Up For Grabs
Grilled were on something of a local high, having won two and drawn one of their three latest league fixtures, which Hovaness Noubaryan
credited as being down to a restoration of belief. "Mia San didn't have their terrible two up top again, but make no mistake, we deserved this. Bilal Mohammad Harun
was a machine, and our best man in my reckoning."
Noubaryan accepted that Moey Xin Seng
's suspension against KingofNoobs United wasn't ideal, but noted that they had the personnel to make up for his absence. "Chan Ze Han
and Heng Dong Chu
didn't even get to run out today, and it's not because they were poor in training or anything. KingofNoobs may have a shout at the S-League title, but even if we have been officially relegated, we can't just throw our remaining games."
It's certainly close everywhere it matters in the table, with KingofNoobs for instance within three points of top spot - but also just three points above the relegation zone. Neither Bot Team FC nor Arrogancae fared well today, as they stumbled away. It may be Arrogancae who felt the pain more, though, as they face a must-win contest against third-placed Fringeheads next, with the Bots having a rather easier fixture against Mia San, on paper.
The Farmer Bunnies rose to second in II.2, as the long-awaited clash between JUtd and Ambush F.C. ended as well as could be expected, in a draining two-all draw. The Buns, who had Mushtag Al-Nameeri
score a brace in their 3-0 win at Red Freaking Chillies, now only need to do the same in their final games to secure the championship.
Tham Leng Teck
, who recorded the Buns' second on a typical counter, approved of the team's fourth successive clean sheet. "Ambush F.C. are unconventional customers, but if we mark them as well as we have, I fancy our chances."
Grilled International are for their part well on the path to a second Division Five title, and they will sew it up with a draw against second-placed Nice litle pingvin next Friday. They are also, unfortunately, unlikely to qualify for automatic promotion, currently being two points behind the cut-off.
To Fausto Perono
, who extended his Golden Boot lead to four goals in the 3-0 thrashing of Manchesthair United FC, this was simply a trivial detail. "The way I see it, all that calculation's useless. We only have to defeat whatever is put before us, and that's it!"