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MSL Round Report: Pahang grab top spot as East Coast derby end in a draw

MSL Round Report: Pahang grab top spot as East Coast derby end in a draw


The Elephants won against The Bos Gaurus, while JDT and Terengganu only managed a draw in their respective matches

GOALBY    AZUAN SYAH     Follow on Twitter

In the battle of the East Coast, Terengganu took on Kelantan at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium. The Red Warriors took the lead in the 16th minute through Shawky but his goal was cancelled out by Zairo Anuar's free kick. With the draw, The Turtles dropped to second place.

In another game, JDT battled Sarawak at the Larkin Stadium in a match which ended in a 1-1 draw. The visitors shocked the home fans with a goal from S. Chanturu who curled the ball into the net in the 16th minute. Sensational forward Lucho Figueroa equalized for the Southern Tigers in the 29th minute after a great through ball from Nurul Azwan Roya.

Pahang faced Perak in a game that ended with a victory for The Elephants. All goals were scored in the first half with Dickson Nwakaeme in the 10th minute while Gopinathan added another one in the 36th minute. Perak remains at the bottom table of the league.

Defending champions LionsXII's title defence took another blow after they only managed to draw against T-Team at Singapore Indoor Stadium. The home side scored first from Safuwan Baharuddin in the 23rd minute. The Titans fought back in the second half and they eventually managed to equalize through Nelson Marcelo in the 63rd minute and the scoreline remains 1-1 until the end.

Bottom table team Sime Darby FC secured a win in an exciting match against struggling ATM 3-2. The visitors started off well with Bruno Martelotto scored an early goal for ATM but Arif Ismail scored in the 29th minute for The Planters to put the game 1-1 in half time. ATM put a brave performance in the second half and they added the second goal from Juan Arostegui in the 55th minute. After the goal it was all about the home team as William Mensah added a goal in the 60th minute and Mahmoud Amna scored five minutes later to ensure another victory for Sime Darby.

In another game, Selangor drawn against PKNS FC. The visitors were unlucky as Helmi Remeli scored in his own net and gave the home side the lead. The away side fought back and managed to equalize from Aminudin in the 22nd minute. In the second half, Aminudin again scored for the visitors in the 73rd minute to give his team the lead but Afiq Azmi goal for Selangor two minutes later put the game with 2-2 until the end.