KUALA LUMPUR – Defending champions Pahang and Singporean club Lions XII completed the last eight teams for the 2015 FA Cup quarterfinals after chalking wins against their respective opponents in the third round last night.
At the Darul Makmur Stadium, Kuantan, Pahang edged FAM League club MISC-MIFA 2-1 with their opening goal coming from R. Gopinathan in the 48th minute.
Ten minutes later a Dickson Nwakaeme pass into the penalty box was slammed in by Mohd Fauzi Rozlan for their second goal.
The visitors however managed to pull one goal back in the second half injury time via S. Harivarman.
Pahang will be facing Penang in the quarter-finals on the home and away format on April 7 and 8.
Penang qualified for the quarter-finals when they upset Negeri Sembilan 2-1 in the third round at Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in Paroi on March 17.
Lions XII crushed Premier League club SPA Putrajaya FC 4-0 at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore to book their quarter-final slot against Johor Darul Ta’zim II (JDT II).
JDT II marched into the quarter-finals after a narrow 1-0 win over Kedah on March 17.
Lions XII’s four goals were scored by Madhu Mohana in the 17th minute, Mohd Khairul Amri Mohd Kamal (27th and 84th minute) and Gabriel Quak Jun Yi in the 58th minute.
The other two more quarter-final matches are between Sime Darby and Kelantan and Terengganu versus Perak.