Goalkeeper Massoud Dob
was effusive in his praise for his outfielders, after the commanding victory. "I had nothing to do today; that's just how outstanding the guys were."
With this, the Birds stayed three clear at the halfway mark of the season, and are moreover fifteen goals ahead on goal difference over Singapore Big Dogs in second. The Big Dogs defeated West Coast Point Automat 4-0, despite having to play the final twenty minutes or so a man down, as defender Dietrich Venzin was sent off for a violent outburst.
Joker 9 meanwhile rose to third, six points behind Singapore Big Dogs, as they tamed KingofNoobs United by seven goals to three. The Jokers were kept company by Benfleet Branch, and are only ahead on goals scored after Benfleet Branch took advantage of St. Xavier's FC's Challenger Cup focus to wipe them, 3-0. Xaviers will be looking to exact immediate revenge on Benfleet's second team, come Wednesday.
Farmer Bunnies achieved victory in the S-League too, although as the only club without midweek cup commitments - and that after a semifinal exit in the Singapore Cup. In any case, they opened up an eight-point gap between themselves and JUtd with a 3-0 win, as Vishnu Tallapaka
's two counterattacking strikes in the first half proved instrumental.
Sarcastic Fringeheads appear unstoppable as they opened up a five-point lead at the top, with their 3-1 home win against Bot Team FC; Haha defeated Ramseille Volliard FC by the same margin, which leaves the Buns with a cushion of eight points to the automatic drop.
, who found the Buns' final goal four minutes after the restart, implored the team to aim for a top-three finish. "I mean, we are just one point and some goals away."
The day before, Grilled International had crushed fellow Brunei club SC Dynamo Black Tigers 7-1 in the Battle for Division IV, as IV.59 finally got their first collective win in the tourney. Thunnus F.C. enjoyed a walkover against Mengo Várzea Chesterton, which left Munich Giants' tie versus Weddinger Spatzen II inconsequential. It would end in a nil-all draw, in any case.