Malaysia FA Cup Round Report: JDT and Kelantan seal home wins

Favourites JDT and Kelantan won by three goals each while Sarawak and Pahang will have to wait for the 2nd leg
Another exciting round of matches were played in the first leg of the FA Cup quarterfinals, with last season's finalists, Johor Darul Ta'zim and Kelantan won at home.

Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) who were awarded with an automatic win by FAM from their last round of the FA Cup, managed to win against Kedah by three goals to one in Larkin. JDT's goals were all assisted by Mahali
Jasuli. Amri Yahyah got the first goal in the 15th minute before Hariss Harun added another one. Kedah fought back and managed to get an away goal from Billy Mehmet just before the break. Substitute, Luciano Figueroa completed Kedah's misery by scoring another goal in the extra time.

Kelantan fought hard to win against one of the strongest football clubs from Selangor, PKNS FC in a five goal thriller. Kelantan's first goal was scored by captain Badri Radzi after he curled one from a free kick. PKNS managed to draw level from Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh after a messy clearance from Kelantan's defender. Just before the break, Tengku Hasbullah gave Kelantan another goal after Ghaddar's shot was kept out by Remezey. Substitute Shakir Ali scored the third goal in the 74th minute after a fantastic through pass by Badhri Radzi. PKNS secured two valuable away goals after Dong-Chan Kim
scored in the final 8 minutes of the game.

Dollah Salleh's team, PDRM managed to contain the mighty Pahang by drawing 1-1. Chad Souza fired home from close range to strike first blood for the hosts in the 13th minute. But Pahang were
lucky to get an away goal in 80th minute after Matias Conti found the net.

Felda United managed to stop Sarawak's three-game winning streak drawing 0-0 in Selayang. Gabor, who has been excellent for the Sarawak team did not play in the match but the team's defensive unit, led
by Ronny Harun were still solid as they managed to stop the home side's attacks.

The favourites, JDT and Kelantan look like will not have much difficulties to qualify for the next round but the underdogs are not to be taken lightly as they may surprise us all in the next 2nd leg which will be played on the 18th February.

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