MSL Round Report Week 26: Red Warriors capped their stunning season in style!

Kuala Lumpur are relegated to Premier League while Sarawak, Kedah and Sabah, together with Pahang will fight for the last Super League spot in the play-off round
The final matchday of the Super League started with Johor FC's survival win against neighboring rivals, LionsXII. One goal from Shahrizal Saad was enough to stun the LionsXII as they were unable to break Johor's defensive line over the 90 minutes. The travelling fans will have been proud as LionsXII ended their debut season in second-place, only ten points away from the champions.

In the match between Sabah and Negeri Sembilan, Sabah took the lead through their captain Hendrik Helmke, who slotted in from the spot following a foul by a Negeri Sembilan player. Sembilan then leveled terms with a goal from the leagues leading top-scorer Effa Owona just before the break. Sharudin Yakup put Sabah back into the lead, before Bobby Gonzales sealed the win in injury time.

In Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu were up against Selangor. Liberian forward Francis Forkey Doe, struck twice in the first-half in an outstanding performance from the home side. Minutes after the break, Nordin Alias scored the third as Terengganu cruised to a comfortable win. In Petaling Jaya, their neighbours, T-Team failed to overcome PKNS FC and slumped to a 2-1 defeat.

Kedah ended their worst ever season in the Super League after suffering yet another home defeat at the hands of Felda United FC. The visitors took an early lead through a Mickael Antoine-Curier strike, before Yong Kuong Yong doubled their lead with his first ever goal for The Settlers. Khyril Muhymeen pulled back a late goal, but Kedah did not manage another sight of goal against Felda's solid defence.

Perak totally outclassed Kuala Lumpur to finish the season in fourth-place, a point behind the third-place Selangor. Perak’s leading top-scorer, Michal Kubala netted a brace and Cameroonian Albert Ebossé Bodjongo also got on the scoresheet. Kuala Lumpur were unable to halt the Perak onslaught with Shafiq Jamal and Akmal Rizal each adding goals and ended up suffering a 5-2 defeat. Kuala Lumpur suffered the ignominy of finishing their season without recording any wins.

Home and visiting fans were served with four goals in 10 minutes as Kelantan played hosts to the relegation-battlers, Sarawak. The Red Warriors netted three goals within 5 minutes, with skipper Badri Radzi opening the scores before Norfarhan Mohamad scored a brace to drive the home crowd wild. Hairol Mokhtar found the net to pull one back for Sarawak, but the scoreline stayed at 3-1. The home fans celebrated the win with the Red Warriors league trophy presention ceremony following the match.
Kelantan will now be looking to secure their first treble by lifting the Malaysia Cup.  They are also in the running to challenge for the exclusive AFC Cup.