Moey Xin Seng
was very approving of how the team today conducted themselves, as he observed from the bench. "It was nicely done. Alemannia could have found something to exploit had they managed to keep the match level till late, but our frontline was mobile enough to prevent that. Mottl and Velho have been working extremely hard in training, and it's great to see them get their reward."
The win sees Grilled drawn against leaguemates St. Xavier's FC in the last thirty-two, some three weeks before their first scheduled competitive clash. Though they weren't entirely convincing as they squeezed past Borussia Singapore Club, Moey had them as a potential threat. "They're a well-balanced side, solid and textbook, the sort that most coaches love. It won't be easy."
The other Grilled clubs got through to the next round without conceding too, with Farmer Bunnies dismissing III.12 leaders Upright Stick of Justice by three goals to nil. Billy Camperio
played the first half and notched the opener, before getting replaced by Christophe Fouche
. There were no issues there as the Buns kept on Plan A, building into late strikes from Mushtag Al-Nameeri
and Sofian Azfar
Grilled International went 6-0 against Icelandic sixth divisioners TFC Keflavik in the H.I. Ruby Challenger Cup, as Chua Jun Long
lived up to his promise with a dominating performance at centre-forward. He would be extremely unfortunately not to parlay that into his first senior hat-trick, and instead had to settle for a brace, together with Hardi bin Besar
and Safari bin Hj Jali