KUALA LUMPUR – Pahang came from behind to defeat Selangor 3-1 in the Super League at the Shah Alam Stadium last night.
The win kept them in top spot with 30 points, two points more than nearest rivals Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT).
In last night’s action, Selangor scored as early as the 5th minute after Robert Cornthwaite nodded home a cross supplied by Andik Vermansah.
The score stood till half-time but in the second half, Pahang rose up and hammered in three goals. Zesh Rehman was on the mark in the 51st minute followed by Matias Conti (59th) and Mohd Hafiz Kamal (68th).
JDT also kept the pressure on Pahang by edging Police 2-1 at the Tan Sri Hassan Yunos Stadium, Larkin.
Safiq Rahim scored a brace with his goals coming in the 4th and 54th minutes before the visitors narrowed the deficit when they were awarded a penalty in the 82nd minute which was duly converted by Dramane Traore.
Meanwhile, Perak ovetook Selangor for third spot when they edged bottom-placed Armed Forces (ATM) 2-1 at the Perak Stadium, Ipoh.
Muhammad Nurridzuan Abu Hassan Saari had put the hosts ahead in the 21st minute before Venice Elphi equalised for ATM in the 42nd minute.
However, Perak’s South Korean import Namkung Woong delivered the winner in the 65th minute.
It was a goal feast at the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium, Kuala Terengganu, with home team Terengganu defeating Sarawak 4-2.
The Turtles’ goals came from Mohd Fakhrurazi Musa (23rd), Ismail Faruqi Ashari (33rd, 63rd) and an own goal from Neyma Patrick Gerhardt who deflected a shot taken by Norshahrul Idlan Talaha into his own net in the 84th minute.
Sarawak’s goals were netted by their Australian import, Ryan Griffiths (8th) and Ivan Fatic (53rd).
At the Selayang Stadium, the meeting between Klang Valley club sides Felda United FC (FUFC) and Sime Darby FC ended in a 2-2 draw.
FUFC’s Liberian import Zah Rahan Krangar and Hadin Azman were on target in the 33rd and 81st minutes while Sime Darby’s were netted by Fahrul Razi Kamaruddin and Marko Perovic in the 27th and 44th minutes respectively.
Down south, Kelantan had the misfortune of losing 0-3 to Lions XII at the Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore.
Singapore Under-23 player Muhammad Faris Ramli earned himself a brace with goals in the 3rd and 83rd minutes while Muhammad Khairul Amri Mohamad Kamal scored the other in the 79th minute. – Bernama