BY OOI KIN FAI Follow on Twitter
It was another exciting day in the Super League as Round 3 of the action took place minus the postponed match between Kelantan and Johor Darul Ta'zim. With their latest wins, Pahang and Perak are now sitting at the top of the table with seven points each with Penang and Sarawak propping up the table.
It is still early days into the new season and the table won't be a true reflection of the team's relative strength at least until midway point of the season. Goal recaps back on the five matches that took place on Saturday.
Perak overcame the disappointment to be pegged back twice by Melaka United to score a third goal in the dying minutes of the match to secure a vital 3-2 in an empty Stadium Perak. Forced to play without crowd, Perak started the better and took the lead through Thiago Aquino in the 26th minute. But Melaka levelled proceedings just before half time when Jeon Woo Young tied the match in the 42nd minute.
Former Melaka player, Yashir Pinto then scored against his former team in the 63rd minute to give Perak a 2-1 lead. However Melaka again found the net in the 79th minute when substitute Izzaq Faris scored. Another of Perak's import in Vladislav Mirchev became the hero when he scored the winner in the 3rd minute of injury time.
A hard-fought match in Jengka saw Felda United holding Kedah to a 1-1 draw. Ken Ilso had earlier gave his team the lead in the first half with his first competitive goal for Kedah in the 24th minute of the match. Malaysian international, Hadin Azman was the saviour of Felda when he scored the equalising goal in the 57th minute to send both teams contend with the draw.
Penang's rotten luck continues in Kuala Terengganu as T-Team scrapped to a 1-0 win over the visitors. Despite the away team having dominance in the match, Mahamadou Samassa's goal in the 71st minute was enough to give Rahmad Darmawan's men their first points of the 2017 campaign.
Pahang's good start to the new season continues after they secure an impressive away win against Sarawak. Their 1-0 win came courtesy of Chinedu Dike's goal in the first half. The Nigerian had scored on his debut against T-Team and now has two goals in as many matches.
Arguably the match of the round with eight scored shared between PKNS and Selangor with the former emerging winners of the Selangor derby. Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh returns to haunt his former team with a hattrick, scoring in the 20th, 43rd and 58th minute of the match. His strike partner Safee Sali also notch a goal of his own with Matias Hadwa completing the scorers for the home side.
Selangor's Syahmi Safari had provided a shock opener in the first minute of the match and despite two more goals from Forkey Doe, the Red Giants were all at sea defensively and PKNS ran away deserved winners of the fixture.