Noubaryan wasn't too put-off by N.W.B 2's aggression, as it transpired. "They wanted to win it too, which was the least I'd expect." the Grilled head coach commented. "Some of the challenges they put in were pointlessly hard maybe, but I'd expect our fellows to be able to handle it. We've been a bit too soft for the S-League."
On Heng Dong Chu
, he was moderately approving. "We tried Heng out in his signature position, inside left with a license to roam, and it's looking good. Davlatov and Panigrahi accommodated him okay on their first try, which was encouraging to see. Of course, I can't expect them to click like old teammates immediately."
Grilled International visited Africa too, and likewise won against Ugandan III.1 club SIFIR GULU, who took a 29th minute lead through Yusuf Batanda after much early pressure from G.I.. Tibor Atzenhain
would burn out quickly not helped by a tweak to his left knee, but International came through in the second half, kickstarted by Abdul Hamid bin Hj Ali Timbang
's header in off Sazwan bin Hj Muhd Salleh
's delivery. It was 4-1 just seventeen minutes later, as Hesky Atmanegara
converted a penalty.