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There were still no upsets from the S-League set, though Haha and The EV were run relatively close, with 2-0 wins against United Legends FC and the returning Upright Stick of Justice respectively. Story of the day had to belong to Sarcastic Fringeheads, however, as they came closer to ending Sarcastic Fringeheads' record Singapore Cup winning streak, than any club had in ages; Sérgio Luiz Abreu's equalizer in the 72nd minute for 2-2 rocked the stadium with little exaggeration, and only Mladen Jurkota's counterattacking winner in time added on, kept Fringeheads from the exertions of extra time.
For Eren Serpin
, this was a reminder of how the team had to be kept on their toes. "Especially from here on out, there are no sure things." the new gaffer insisted. "We did very well today, but even so, we are now without Neeraj Muthyala
for maybe a month - and that's a great loss. Yes, we have a deep bench, and Chan Ze Han
is close to a return, but I don't want to see too much of that happening."
Farmer Bunnies wouldn't put too much forward, as they contented themselves with a two-nil victory over a subdued Sim(TM). Their opponents had been on something of a lull after relegating from the second division, but have seemingly found their footing in III.2, and are currently leading it by a point. They weren't about to match the Buns yet, though, and Mushtag Al-Nameeri
kept up his goal-a-start rate for the season, with calm finishes in the 25th and 67th minutes.
There was no such good tidings for Grilled International, as they were sent crashing out of the H.I. Cup by Poland's In vino sanitas. The wine-shirted hosts milked their home advantage for all it was worth, which coupled with a persistent aggression brought them a deserved 5-2 win. Sanitas would record four yellow cards, including a second for Tuomas Niemi a few minutes before the end, but International had lost Zaini bin Hj Kaling
to a knee injury long before that.
Captain for the day Sazwan bin Hj Muhd Salleh
couldn't bring himself to complain too much, despite the rough play. "We just didn't match them on that level. Also, we didn't create enough - Hanxuan and Hardi more or less created their goals by themselves. That's something we have to work on over the next trainings."