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Cops Edge Lions XII 2-1 For Seventh Win This Season

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SHAH ALAM – Police notched their seventh win in the Super League this season when they edged Lions XII of Singapore at the Shah Alam Stadium in the only league match played last night.

With the result, the Cops remain in fifth place in the league with 21 points, sharing points with Perak and Selangor. The latter two teams will be in action today (June 27).

Police were the first to score via a penalty that was awarded in the 10th minute after Lions defender Muhammad Khairul Amri Mohd Kamal handled the ball in the box. Dramane Traore made no mistake.

Muhammad Safuwan Baharudin pulled level for the visitors in the 28th minute but Traore had the last say when he fired home the winner and a brace for himself in the 30th minute.

Meanwhile, in the Premier League, league leaders T-Team continued their winning ways, defeating PKNS FC 3-1 at the Stadium Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah, Kuala Terengganu, for their 10th win this season.

Their Uzbekistan import Farhod Tadjiyev was the hero for ‘The Titans’ as he turned in a ‘hattrick’ with goals in the 29th, 53rd and 63rd minutes, thus making him the top-scorer so far this season with 12 goals.

Gonzalo Manuel Soto scored the consolation goal for the visitors in the 20th minute.

T-Team now have collected 32 points from 13 matches.

At the Darul Makmur Stadium, Kuantan, Penang defeated Kuantan FA 3-1 with all their three goals coming in the last 10 minutes.

The hosts took the lead in the 11th minute but Alberto Goncalves, Elias Sulaiman and Mohd Faiz Subri were on the mark in the 80th, 89th and 90+3 minutes respectively to make sure Penang maintained their second spot in the league.

Third-placed Kedah also had a winning night, edging SPA Putrajaya FC 2-1 at the Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar.

The match was delayed by 10 minutes because one floodlights tower did not light up.

Minnows SPA Putrajaya surprised the hosts when Khairol Azry Abdul Rahman scored as early as the 2nd minute but goals by Liridon Krasniqi (15th) and Chidi Edeh (73rd) made sure the visitors went home empty handed.

Elsewhere, at the Likas Stadium, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah edged Kuala Lumpur 1-0 while NS Matrix and Johor Darul Ta’zim II also earned full points when they defeated DRB Hicom FC and UiTM FC by the same margin at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium, Paroi and Pasir Gudang Stadium respectively.

– BERNAMA

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