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Negeri Sembilan, Penang Draw 2-2

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SEREMBAN: Negeri Sembilan and Penang drew 2-2 in a Premier League match at Stadium Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR) here, Friday night.

It was a replay of the Negeri Sembilan-Penang match on April 12 which was abandoned due to heavy rainfall.

Visitors Penang took a shock lead when Mohd Faiz Subri’s solo effort managed to deceive the Negeri Sembilan defence in the 12th minute.

Stung, Negeri Sembilan then launched several raids to level the score but were let down due poor finishing by strikers Francis Forkey Doe and Lee Gil Hoon.

The Negeri Sembilan offensive continued after the break and were rewarded in the 57th minute when S. Sivanesan’s lob found the net.

In the 69th minute, Negeri Sembilan was denied a second goal when substitute Rudie Ramli’s shot was saved by Penang goalkeeper Sani Anuar Kamsani.

Negeri Sembilan’s relentless onslaught bore fruit when K. Thanabalan connected a pass from Francis in the 89th minute to put them 2-1 up.

Just when the match seemed to slip away from Penang, Mohd Faiz scored the equaliser, his second goal of the night, after a lapse in the Negeri Sembilan defence deep into injury time.

– BERNAMA

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