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October 18, 2013 8:45 PM SGT
Stadium Majlis Perbandaran Selayang — Selayang
 
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ATM 1-2 Kelantan: Red Warriors take the lead from first leg

The Red Warriors took home a precious 2-1 lead, thanks to Badhri Radzi and Norfarhan's goals.

By Zulhilmi Zainal

Badhri Radzi, Irwan Fadzly - ATM vs Kelantan
Azhari Yusop, iimages.my
After a two-week international break, the 2013 Malaysia Cup resumed again with the first leg of the semi final tie between ATM and Kelantan taking place at the Selayang Stadium earlier.

Although the homeside dominated possession in the first 10 minutes, it was the visitors who almost drew first blood. The hero of their demolition of JDT in Kota Bharu two weeks ago; Norfarhan Muhammad got on the end of brilliant lobbed through pass, but ATM defender Norfazly Alias did well to deny him with a last ditch tackle.

It did not matter though, as five minutes later Norfarhan again was at the end of another brilliant pass. Although his attempt was then blocked by ATM goalkeeper Farizal Harun, the rebound was confidently slotted in by his skipper; Badhri Razi.

But as they were still celebrating the goal, the Gladiators struck back in the 19th minute through Christie Jayaseelan. He dribbled past several Kelantan defenders, before sending in a low shot from outside the box, into Khairul Fahmi's bottom right corner.

Ten minutes before halftime, Dickson Nwakaeme had a glorious chance to retake the lead for Kelantan, when he received a pass from the right with only one defender to beat. He tried squeezing in a shot, but Farizal's reflex was spot on to palm the try away.

A swerving low cross from the right by Bruno Martelotto found Fitri Omar minutes later, but his toe-poke went narrowly wide.

At the start of the second half, ATM again missed another chance to take the lead, this time through Hairuddin Omar. A freekick was headed his way right in front of the goalmouth, but hw only managed to knock the ball over the bar.

In the 71st minute, Norfarhan again had a golden chance denied. Dickson used his physique to force his way into the Kelantan box, before unleashing a low shot that was blocked by Farizal. The ball fell to Norfarhan who did everything right to stab it home, but K. Reuben was there to clear it on the line.

But he nevertheless redeemed himself in the 79th minute, following a series of ineffective clearances by the ATM defence. Picking up the ball at the right edge of the box, he then took a few steps before putting the ball in near the far post, beyond Farizal's reach.

The visitors then had a chance to extend their lead near the very end, from another Dickson solo effort before he released the ball to Indra Putra, but Indra's strike was blocked by a defender, even though Farizal was nowhere near the threat.

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ATM FA

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2.00
21
2.50
18
Fitree Omar
Defender
1.50
3
Norfazly Alias
Defender
72′
3.50
2
K. Reuben
Defender
2.00
10
2.50
-
3.00
8
Affize Faisal
Midfielder
3.50
19
2.50
20
2.50
9
2.00

Kelantan FA

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19
2.50
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3.00
6
3.50
4
 - 
5
Nik Shahrul
Defender
3.00
13
Indra Putra
Midfielder
3.00
16
Shakir Shaari
Midfielder
2.00
16
Badhri Radzi
Midfielder
15′
2.00
7
Zairo Anuar
Midfielder
3.00
10
3.00
10

Substitutes

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A. Varathan
Defender
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15
 - 
-
 - 
17
1.50
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N. Yusoff
Striker
 - 
23
 - 

Substitutes

2.50
1
Syazwan Yusoff
Goalkeeper
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-
 - 
15
 - 
22
 - 
23
Faiz Subri
Striker
2.00
20
2.00
24

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Results
Leg 1
Times In SGT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Matías Conti Matías Conti
Striker
Pahang
7 1
Marlon Alex James Marlon Alex James
Striker
ATM
5 0
Badhri Radzi Badhri Radzi
Midfielder
Kelantan
4 0
Alen Guć Alen Guć
Striker
3 1
Nor Farhan Muhammad Nor Farhan Muhammad
Striker
Terengganu
3 0