Hotspurs really had to respond to last week's disappointing defeat to Rangers, and a solid squad of 15 showed up to try to make amends on Friday evening at UWC. The game also marked the final Singapore appearance for Hotspurs striker Adam 'Macca' McCarthy, due to return to the UK this week after a successful first season at the club. He couldn't possibly score the winner as a parting gift could he? Despite a fairly premature (40 seconds I reckon) injury to Hotspurs left-back James Keane, the boys in blue looked well-organised from the start, winning their 50/50s and looking far more comfortable on the ball than they did in their previous game. Casuals were well up for the fight though, and an even first half ended goalless. It didn't take too long after the break until the farewell fairytale began however- Tommy Greene latching expertly onto a nice Roseburgh through-ball (particularly pleasing that both players were able to put the mystery of the missing shorts aside for just a moment) before squaring the ball (kind of) to the departing Macca, who bundled it deftly past the keeper, and kissed the badge as he ran off to celebrate with the fans. 1-0 up and Hotspurs worked hard across the pitch to keep it that way- buoyed by fresh legs from the bench, including debutant James Riddoch who looked sharp following his deadline day arrival from Gaelic Lions. Casuals pushed well for the equaliser, but the final whistle sounded with no change to the scoreline- Hotspurs taking a well-earned 3 points on the night, making the party bus to Macca's farewell do that much more bearable... Thanks to Casuals for a well-fought game, and congratulations to the departing man of the match Macca. All the very best back in London mate.