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Saturday March 15, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Saturday March 15, 2014 MYT 8:10:41 AM
by y.p. sivam
In a tight spot: PKNS captain Mohd Sudir Abdul Rahman and Kungi Raman (second from left) involved in a tussle with TLDM players for the ball.
THERE were some high scoring matches in the Football Association of Selangor league.
In the Super Division, Emkay-NPNG, the defending champions, went on a scoring spree and defeated UMW 7-0 in a Group A match at the Mini Stadium in Shah Alam.
Emkay-NPNG coach Michael Palani said it was a good win for them.
“We have to continue winning to make the knock-out stage. The competition is getting tougher as the teams are strong. We cannot afford to take any chances as goal difference could decide our position in the final standings,’’ said Michael.
Reigning Premier Division champions Megah Murni scored a thumping 5-1 win over former champions Sultan Sulaiman Club in a mid-week Group A match at the 3K Sports Complex in Subang Jaya.
But Megah Murni, who are aiming for a place in the quarter-finals, were shocked by Prisons after being held to a 2-2 draw at the UKM Sports Complex in Bangi. Prisons’ Muhammad Syawal Rudin Abdul Rahim was also flashed the red card for a second bookable offence in the last minute of the game.
Prisons took the lead in the 39th minute when Zulhelmy Jumai scored. Megah Murni came back strongly in the second half and scored through Amir Sharifuddin Muhamad and Raslam Khan Abdul Rashid in the 47th and 53rd minutes respectively. However Megah Murni’s hopes of securing maximum points were shattered when Muhammad Syawal Rudin scored in the 65th minute.
In Group B, PKNS and TLDM out a 1-1 draw at the PKNS Sports Complex in Kelana while Belia Selangor B defeated Hong Chin 2-0 at the SUK ground in Shah Alam.
The Super Division has become intense with four teams — Proton, Megah Murni, Emkay-NPNG and Airasia — maintaining an unbeaten record in Group A.
Proton are leading the 10-team table with 13 points from five matches while Megah Murni have 10 points from three wins and a draw. Emkay-NPNG, having played three matches, have nine points while AirAsia have eight points from two wins and two draws.
Smart Focus-MPNA are leading Group B with 10 points from three wins and a draw followed by PNSB with eight points.
In the Premier Division, Sari Dee moved to the third spot when they defeated Tanjong 7-0 in a Group C match. With the win Sari Dee have 12 points from five outings.
Wira-Rawang Indians, who have played seven matches, are leading the table with 16 points from five wins, a draw and a defeat while Horizon have 15 points from seven matches.
In Division One, SS Putra went on a scoring spree and recorded a thumping 9-2 win over Waja in a Group B match at the UKM ground in Bangi. With the win, SS Putra went to the second spot with 24 points from eight win in nine matches. Bukit Rotan Baru, who have played on match more, are leading the table with 27 points.
There are some interesting matches this weekend. Subang Jaya Municipal Council, who have qualified for the Selangor FA Cup final, will meet Anak Kalumpang in a Group B match at the SUK ground today while Emkay-NPNG takes on Selangor A at the Mini Stadium in UPM, Serdang tomorrow.
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