KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 – League leader Pahang bounced back from the 2-3 defeat to Selangor on Saturday to whip Terengganu 3-0 at the Darul Makmur Stadium in Kuantan tonight while T-Team staged a major upset by beating Lions XII from Singapore 1-0.
After a goalless first half, the East Coast side turned on the heat in the second half with Mohd Hafiz Kamal scoring a brace in the 75th and 89th minutes while Mohd Fauzi Roslan struck in the 77th minute.
The win was Pahang’s fourth in five matches and the side coached by Dollah Salleh stayed at the top with 12 points.
T-Team earned full points at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium in Kuala Terengganu when Mohd Badrul Hisham Morris scored in the 75th minute from the penalty spot when referee Syed Azhar Syed Kamar awarded a penalty when Lions XII defender Faritz Abdul Hameed was adjudged to have used his hand inside the penalty box.
Lions XII loss was Armed Forces’ gain when the squad coached by B. Sathianathan scored a convincing 2-0 victory over Felda United at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in Paroi, Seremban.
Lethal striker Marlon Alex James opened accounts for Armed Forces in the 14th minute before Mohd Shukor Adan made sure of all three points with a 55th minute strike.
Star-studded Johor Darul Takzim moved up two spots in the standings after a 3-1 win over Selangor PKNS at the Shah Alam Stadium with Mohd Safee Sali (19th), Ahmed Ezrie Shafizie Sazali (61st) and Spanish import Danial Guiza (88th) charting their names on the score sheet.
Selangor PKNS scored a consolation goal in the 90th minute through Mohd Faiz Mohd Isa.
At the TLDM Stadium in Lumut, host Perak came from behind to snatch a point against Selangor in their 1-1 draw while Kelantan and Negeri Sembilan also shared the spoils in a goalless draw at the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium in Kota Baharu.
Selangor, despite playing with only 10-man after Mohd Amri Yahyah was sacked by match referee Zulkifli Ahmad for dissent, Francis Forkey Doe scored a brilliant goal in the 65th minute but Abdul Hadi Yahya earned Perak a point with an equally clinical strike in the 80th minute. – Bernam