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Fighters performed against Red Giants despite fatigue - Sathianathan

8:35 AM GMT+4 27/07/2017
B. Sathianathan, Felda United, friendly, 06062017
Felda United boss B. Sathianathan was pleased with the performance of his men in their 3-1 Super League win over Selangor on Wednesday.

BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter

Felda United head coach Bhaskaran R Sathianathan has remarked on the fatigue experienced by his players, in their Super League round 18 3-1 win against Selangor on Wednesday.

In the match, Thiago Fernandes opened the scoring in the 40th minute, heading in a corner kick, before Ifedayo Olusegun doubled their lead in the 44th minute. Although the visitors were able to pull one back through former Felda star Forkey Doe's goal just one minute later, Shukor Adan's 76th minute goal was enough to let the Fighters come away with the three points, and let them pip the Red Giants to the fourth spot in the standings.

"I have to congratulate my boys for performing very well despite having played five or six matches in fifteen days. Today they played well as a team, but I'm a little disappointed that we allowed Selangor to pull one back and come back into the match.

"That caused us troubles in the second half, but fortunately we managed to restore our two-goal lead. We however still made a number of mistakes that allowed the opponents to create two, three chances. But in overall I'm happy with the result, as my men have bounced back from their defeat to Perak [last Saturday]," he said when interviewed by the match broadcaster after the match.