Tigers Last Long
reserved a long nod for his side. "It was sure hot and stuffy out there against a stubborn host, but the guys grit through it. I can't say too much about how we defended, but we made up for it at least. Velho ran his heart out to get us the win."
The Bunnies had it hard too, also against UAE opposition, as they invited Dubai III.10 representatives Al Waha Tigers to Carrot Field. A suffocating first half would be spiced up by Younis Al-Mukhaithi's booking for a meaty bump on Tan Dong Hao
, with Rashid Nasir al Din
deflecting a Husam Maradi effort, before Llamil Vener
stroked wide on the counter.
The second period likewise saw the most notable chances come through these personnel, though with Akıner Sayın
having replaced Rashin in the Buns goal; the deadlock would be broken with six minutes remaining, and only after much fruitless running from Daniel Nguyen
before it all opened up for him. Hari Rapaka
could share much of the credit, having tirelessly attacked Sulaiman Al-Abdul in the lead-up to the goal.
Finally, Grilled International replicated the Birds' 4-3 result, against Lebanese II.2 stragglers Maldecap. Like with the Birds, they would have to come from behind twice, to find a late one-two knockout combo from Wang Hanxuan
and Zaini bin Hj Kaling