Sunday, 23 March 2014

Four teams share top spot

Four teams share top spot

SUPER LEAGUE: Terengganu, Pahang, Kelantan, Selangor lead the pack with 13 points
THIS year's Super League is leading up to one of the most exciting conclusions as four teams  -- Terengganu, Pahang, Kelantan and Selangor -- share the lead with 13 points each after yesterday's proceedings.
Ten-man Sime Darby recorded the biggest upset of the day by overcoming Terengganu 3-2 at Selayang Stadium but the defeat did not affect the east coast standing as league leaders.
Nazrul Kamaruzaman (sixth minute), Fazrul Hazli Kadri (45th) and Farid Ramli (49th) netted for Sime Darby while Ismail Faruqi (23rd) and Norfarhan Mohammed (71st) replied for Terengganu.
The referee awarded Terengganu a penalty in the 67th minute after sending off Sime Darby's William Mensah for a foul inside his box but Mamadou Barry failed to convert.
At Darulmakmur Stadium, Pahang defeated a resilient Sarawak side 3-1 for their fourth win of the season.
Sarawak defender Ronny Harun gifted Pahang a goal by turning the ball into his own net in the 31st.
Damion Stewart added a second for the homesters in the 60th minute before Hafiz Kamal completed the rout in the 72nd minute. Rashid Aya replied for Sarawak in stoppage time.
Selangor celebrated their return to the Shah Alam Stadium by edging Kelantan 1-0 for their first win in more than a month.
Paulo Rangel scored his eighth league goal of the season from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute.
Two minutes earlier, Kelantan's Forkey Doe had his penalty saved by Selangor goalkeeper Farizal Marlias.
LionsXII bounced back from one-goal down to edge PKNS 2-1 at Jalan Besar Stadium.
Nazmi Faiz Mansor exchanged passes with teammate Karlo Primorac before scoring from a grounder for PKNS in the 31st minute.
However, Lions replied through Zulfahmi Ariffin's free kick in the 44th minute before Faris Ramli added a second in the 60th minute.
Darul Ta'zim needed Safee Sali's last minute strike to earn a 1-1 draw with Armed Forces at Larkin Stadium.
Forces made it difficult for Darul Ta'zim by defending in numbers after Riduwan Maon had put them in the lead in the 40th minute.
At the Sultan Nasiruddin Shah Stadium, T-Team came from behind to record a 1-1 draw with Perak.
G. Mugenthirran scored for Perak in the 79th minute before the homesters replied through Ramzul Zahini Adenan two minutes later.

Read more: New Straits Times 


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