Johor Darul Ta'zim goalie Izham Tarmizi cements his place in the starting lineup with a solid second half display
BY OOI KIN FAI Follow on Twitter
|MAN OF THE MATCH
Terengganu 1-0 JDT
On a night when Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) couldn't find their attacking groove, it was a young goal keeper's turn to shine for the Southern Tigers. Izham Tarmizi may not have started the season as first choice but he's surely playing his way into one.
Izham was involved in a personal battle with Nor Farhan Muhammad as the Terengganu forward kept being played into space behind JDT's defence. 3 one-on-one saves against Nor Farhan showed his wonderful reflexes as well as his anticipation in reading the game.
With the Turtles dominant in the wide areas and kept finding gaping holes in the high line that JDT was playing, Izham gave them a fighting chance with his performance. However his more attacking minded team mates were unable to reward him for his efforts.
The superstars of Malaysian football only went home losing by a solitary goal but had it not been for Izham, the defeat would have been more of a hiding.