Grilled's fourth league victory in a row lifted them over Joker 9 into third place, helped by champions-in-waiting Ramseille Volliard FC beating the Jokers 4-1 on their own ground. This leaves Ramseille needing a single point from their last two games to sew it up, despite Singapore Big Dogs running up an 11-0 scoreline against effectively-relegated ~Pollen~.
With second place realistically out of reach too, Hovaness Noubaryan
urged his team to internalize this season's lessons. "That miracle campaign a couple of years back might have gotten to everyone's heads. It's good to get a reality check now and then."
As for Batok Earthquakes, they remain just a point off the drop zone, thanks to West Coast Point Automat slaying Shoryuken FC 4-0. Their meeting on the final day is thus likely to decide their entwined fates.
The Farmer Bunnies meanwhile took a large stride towards S-League survival, as they tamed Random Curiosity FC, six goals to nil. The former Singapore Cup winners had basically given up by now, and were officially relegated on this latest defeat. Russian Number Eight Nurlan Ablaev
took the opportunity to procure his first hat-trick for the Buns, as he outshone Mushtag Al-Nameeri
Team captain Tham Leng Teck
remained painfully aware that they were not in the clear yet, though. "Our odds are good, but I'd prefer not to have to leave it until the last day against KingofNoobs United. It's no time for this adventure to end."
Arrogancae's bid for another S-League title received a boost with their momentous 3-3 away draw at Sarcastic Fringeheads, as Dutch striker Gisbert Odewald heroically got a late equalizer; with Bot Team FC up next as the Fringeheads get a gimme against Random Curiosity FC, however, glory is hardly assured. FC Barca Singapore have moreover quietly positioned themselves as a dark horse, being just three points from the top with victory over the Bots.
Last but not least, Grilled International lost to Tanzanian H.I. V.167 club Total Football FC in the Division Battles, though Fausto Perono
's energetic brace would be a bright spot. The Italian forward has recently re-pledged his future to International, and this latest performance suggests that it will continue to be a bountiful partnership.