Thursday, August 25, 2016
JDT Edge Felda In Jengka Thriller
Johor Darul Ta'zim pretty much confirmed their third successive Malaysia Super League title after defeating closest challengers Felda United 3-2 last night, The win puts them seven points clear with three games in hand and pretty much ended Felda's plucky title challenge.
Veteran striker Amri Yahya gave the visitors the lead on 30 minutes before Juan Martin Lucero doubled the lead six minutes later. Felda clawed themselves back in to the game when Syahid Zaidon pulled a goal back moments. The home support went ballistic right on half time when Hadin Azman levelled the scores.
With 16,640 fans packed into the new Tun Abdul Razak Stadium in Jengka, tension was high but it was the visitors, been there done that, who ended triumphant when Zafuaan Razak scored the winner on the hour mark. Felda ended the game with 10 men as Fazly Alias was red carded. Handbags towards the end saw players thrust their chests at each other and fans threw stuff on the pitch which must have been fun.
Unbeaten this season, JDT face Terengganu and T Team at home before ending the season away to Selangor. Felda United on the other hand have just one win from their last four games and must rely on some shock results at Larkin Stadium if they are to reignite their flickering chances.
They face T Team away, sandwiched between Malaysia Cup ties against the same opponents, before ending their season with a home game against Sarawak and an away game at Kedah. We may only be in August but the last game of the season is at the end of October!
Felda United v JDT 2-3 (Syahid Zaidon, Hadin Azman; Amri Yahya, Juan Martin Lucero, Zafuaan Razak) 16,640
Sarawak v Selangor 1-1 (Junior Guimero; Adam Nor Azlin) 548
Kelantan v Kedah 1-2 (Wan Zack Haikal; Abdul Halim Shaari, Baddrol Baktiar) 2,048
Perak v Penang 4-1 (Kenny Pallraj, Fazrul Hazli, Ridzuan Azli, Elias Fernandes; Ranti Martins) 3,680
PDRM v T Team 1-2 (Fakrul Aiman Sidid; Hakim Hassan, Dilshod Sharofetdinov) 150
Terengganu v Pahang 1-1 (Issey Nakajima; Pablo Vranjican) 421
1 - Johor DT 19 15 4 0 46-12 49
2 - Felda Uniited 19 13 3 3 42-20 42
3 - Kedah 19 8 7 4 23-25 31
15 - Francis Forkey Doe (Felda United), Juan Martin Lucero (JDT)
13 - Jorge Pereya Diaz (JDT)
11 - Baze Iliojski (Kelantan)