Bunnies Up Next
United Legends FC might have gotten the better of Grilled Birds, but this has simply earned them a match against the Farmer Bunnies next, after the Buns defended their II.3 title in magnificent fashion by cleaning JUtd out, by four goals to nil. It was a repeat of last season's last-day overhauling, if only made spicier by Mushtag Al-Nameeri
laying on the pain. The Yemeni star fulfilled his lone striker role to near-perfection, poaching twice in the second half through pure instinct.
had put the Buns ahead in the 32nd minute before that, and although JUtd were anything but shrinking with their 2-5-3, the Buns' defence was impregnable on the day. Morgan Hu
only rubbed it in, with a counterattacking contribution against the exhausted hosts, deep into injury time.
This result and others meant that the top six positions remained unchanged from the previous campaign, in a nod to the relative prowess of the clubs. This was not enough for acting skipper Kwek Yun Jie
, though. "It's now or never for a lot of us." the 33 year-old said. "I don't want to end my career not having experienced the S-League."
For Grilled, it's back to Division Two to lick their wounds, with their possible destinations being II.1 or II.4, to replace FC Barca Singapore or Random Curiosity FC respectively. "It was slightly premature, after all." head coach Hovaness Noubaryan
concluded. "The past month has shown that we're not that bad, though, and it won't be long before we make our return!"
At the top, Bot Team FC hammered Arrogancae 4-0 to secure their second national league trophy, having come uncomfortably close to letting a humongous point lead slip; the hosts were unusually subdued, probably as they were out of contention, and Sarcastic Fringeheads' 4-2 result at KingofNoobs United would be for naught in the end.