SFI League – New boys Accenture was brought down to earth this weekend after losing out to a 5-4 thriller against Julius Baer at West Spring Secondary School. Julius Baer remained unbeaten in two matches and is sitting comfortably at third place currently.
Royal Bank of Scotland scored full marks by winning two games out of two and stated their ambitions early in the season by scoring four goals past Citibank Changi without reply at Kallang Practice Track. Last season’s third place position was never enough for the RBS as they looked to give UBS a fight to the title this year.
Ernst & Young got off to a good start with their first taste of victory in their opening game by beating Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4-1 at Ang Mo Kio Secondary. Last season’s second placed team opened the scoring through striker MingXian with a fantastic effort from the edge of the penalty box. Despite EY making it 2-0 shortly after, Bank of Bank of America Merrill Lynch got a goal back through center back Jones who just came back from a 3 months absence due to injury. However, EY proved to be too strong in the second half and finished the match in style with the three points in the bag.
UBS was the biggest winners of the weekend by trouncing Morgan Stanley 8-1 at Singapore Sports School. The reigning champions were aware of the challenge from other teams and under the leadership of player manager Chris Sargeant, UBS remained calm and made a statement with this convincing score-line. On the other hand, Morgan Stanley had to stay positive after losing two out of two and remained pointless in the league.