KUALA LUMPUR – Pahang have taken the lead in the Super League from Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) despite playing to a 1-1 draw against Perak at Perak Stadium in Ipoh last night.
The Elephants which shared 43 points with JDT, seized the top spot on better goal difference after 20 matches.
In the Ipoh game, Pahang opened the score through midfielder Mohd Hafiz Kamal in the 32nd minute before Bobby Gonzales equalised for Perak in the 69th minute.
Pahang’s success in propelling to the top of the table was assisted by JDT’s 1-4 defeat to Kelantan at Sultan Muhammad Ke-IV Stadium in Kota Bharu.
The Red Warriors were on target via Gilmar da Santos Filho in the fourth minute and 83rd minute, a penalty kick by captain Mohd Badri Radzi in the 13th minute as well as field goal by Mohd Nor Farhan Muhammad in the 51st minute
while Mahali Jasuli pulled on back for JDT in the 50th minute.
Meanwhile, Selangor maintained their third placing despite having 1-1 draw against Lions XII at Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore.
Mohd Afiq Azmi put the visitors ahead in the 59th minute before substitute Muhammad Khairul Nizam Mohamad Amri equalised in the 87th minute.
At Selayang Stadium, Felda United FC jumped three ranks up to the 14th spot after a 1-0 win over Terengganu from a goal by Makeche Ndumba in the 59th minute.
Over at Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in Paroi, the Armed Forces (ATM) were tied 1-1 with Sarawak to give them hope of wriggling out of relegation zone.
It’s Nigeria import player Abdulafees Abdul Salam opened the score for ATM in the fifth minute before Sarawak equalised through substitute Tommy Mawat in the 54th minute.
In this regard, Sime Darby FC suffered relegation to Premier League after being held to a 1-1 draw with police (PDRM) at Shah Alam Stadium.
Malian import, Dramane Traore put PDRM ahead in the 23rd minute before the visitors equalised via Mohd Nizad Ayub in the 89th minute.
Sime Darby FC took the last spot on the table with seven points and two matches in hand before 2015 Super League comes to a close.
Meanwhile SPA Putrajaya FC was also relegated to FAM League next season after playing to a 1-1 draw against Kuantan FA in their last Premier League match at UiTM Stadium in Shah Alam. – Bernama