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Cops Gun Down Terengganu To Seize Top Spot As Selangor Stumble Against Kelantan

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KUALA LUMPUR: Police moved to the top of the Super League table after gunning down Terengganu 3-1 at the Shah Alam Stadium last night as league leader Selangor stumbled against their nemesis Kelantan.

The win saw the Cops leap past Selangor and Felda United FC (FUFC) with 18 points from nine matches while Selangor remained in second spot with 17 points and a better goal difference while Felda United, also with 17 points are third.

The match came alive early as the Cops shot into the lead as early as the 7th minute when Shahurain Abu Samah struck the opening goal before Dramane Traore stretched the lead in the 17th minute before Ali Ashfaq made it 3-0 in the 20th minute.

Terengganu’s consolation came through Canadian import Issey Nakajima-Farran in the final seconds of the match.

League leaders Selangor who headed to Kota Baharu with an unblemished record to face their nemesis and arch rival Kelantan, were however, stunned 2-1 by the East Coast side that was languishing in 10th spot.

Brazilian import Gilmar Jose Da Silva gave the die-hard Kelantan fans enough reason to cheer their heroes at the Sultan Mohd IV STadium with the opening goal but Muhammad Nazmi Faiz Mansor levelled the score six minutes later but second half substitute Mohd Norfarhan Muhammad clinched all three points for his team with a 73rd minute strike.

At the Selayang Stadium in Selangor, Pahang collected all three points after a 1-0 win over Felda United FC with Nigerian import Dickson Nwakaeme scoring the only goal of the match in the 53rd minute.

At the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore, Lions XII edged Sarawak 1-0 through Muhammad Khairul Nizam Mohamad Kamal’s 59th minute goal.

In Seremban, Armed Forces, without embattled coach B. Sathianathan, could manage only a 1-1 draw against bottom of the table Sime Darby FC at the Paroi Stadium.

Jerry Palacios scored for Armed Forces in the 29th minute while Nemanja Vidakovic equalised for Sime Darby in the 45th minute.

– BERNAMA

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