Alton Ail Azfar
Grilled centerback Gilbert Webb
could not resist talking his usual defensive partner Bhavya Panigrahi
up. "The way he's been going on, he must be our Player of the Month there. I knew he was a man of many hats, but only realized just how many these few weeks!"
looked to have enjoyed his post-game discussion with former Norwegian U-20 star and now fellow head coach Ivar Nordengen too. "Ivar's inherited a team due for a rebuild, and it's never easy to manage expectations then. He's a smart fellow, it's easy to see that, and hopefully his popularity with the fans will help him endure these hard times."
Over in Northern Ireland, the Farmer Bunnies played H.I. IV.16 strugglers Alton United F.C., and came away with a 2-0 win. This match could be described as slightly staid, as the hosts enjoyed their best opportunity two minutes after kick-off, when young Robbie MacKerley's dipping header shaved the foot of the post from a corner.
The Buns would prevail thanks to goals by Christophe Fouche
and Sunil Patel
, but they will also be without regular defender Sofian Azfar
for a fortnight, after he tweaked his left calf. "It's not an actual tear, but I wouldn't have him running for some days." Dalibor Kostadinović
A day before that, the Buns had gotten off to a winning start in the unofficial Liga Anti-Coronavírus tourney, defeating former Bolivian national cupwinners Wilster through a Billy Camperio
special. As the goalscorer said later, "Here's to getting over the virus soon!"