Gamewinner Moey Xin Seng
considered it a blessing that Grilled avoided taking it to extra time. "From how they were set up, it was going to be a bit of a lottery. Well, I spun the roulette first, and it worked out for us!"
was generous enough to acknowledge Gerthard Asi, who by his count had denied him three or four likely goals. "He's the kind of goalkeeper that I hate to be up against. Big, fast, clever, next to no errors. It was good that Moey scored when he did, I wouldn't want it to stretch for much longer."
The Ruby Challenger Cup quarterfinals sees the Birds pitted against Pasir Ris mainstays Tampines Phoenix F.C., and with Marina Sailors of II.1 being the second seed, Grilled Birds must be fancying their chances of a record third trophy. "But let's not get ahead of ourselves." Moey chipped in. "There's the league to contend with too."
Farmer Bunnies' season just got a little brighter, beginning with another V For Victory Cup win at Curaçao III.12 club Hoppi Bake Bieke Bikkels, with free-kick goals from Vishnu Tallapaka
and later Djoko Tambusai
, off a Tallapaka assist. With this, the Buns remain just two points off new leaders FC Polonia-Neutrina Bydgoszcz, who overhauled Bikkels with a 4-1 win over Kigoma Ujiji AFC.
Next was a 7-0 home friendly win against Hordaland notables Sparta FK, as the Norwegian third divisioners came to Carrot Field with their reserve squad. Vietnamese newcomer Nguyễn Văn Chương
would find his first goals with the Buns in this one-sided affair, as he demonstrated a fine sense of when to time his supporting runs.
Grilled International advanced in the Hattrick International Consolation Cup earlier on Tuesday, defeating Italian H.I. V.251 side Baffometto, by six goals to nil. It was actually not the best of performances from the Brunei-based International, but Chua Jun Long
's tenth minute opener would be enough to carry them through, despite numerous defensive slip-ups.