Home > Sport > Football
Friday April 18, 2014 MYT 11:34:00 PM
Saturday April 19, 2014 MYT 8:54:42 AM
by loganath velloo
GEORGE TOWN: Premier League leaders Police stayed on course for promotion to the Super League after beating Penang 2-1 in the top-of-the-table clash at the City Stadium.
Brazilian Chad Souza scored the cops’ opening goal in the 54th minute on Friday while Ashfaq Ali of Maldives whacked in the winner in the third minute of added time just moments after missing a penalty.
South Korean Lee Gil-hoon replied for Penang in the 62nd minute.
The win sees the cops open up a commanding seven-point lead at the top of the table.
Penang’s first home defeat of the season cost them second spot in the standings as Felda United beat Sabah 2-1 to jump above them.
Police, who started the day six points ahead of the Panthers, had won 5-1 in their first round encounter at the Selayang Stadium.
But Dollah Salleh’s men knew they could forget about another big victory in front of the 10,000-strong Penang supporters as the home side dug in and defended stoutly.
Tags / Keywords:
football, Premier League, Police, Penang, Ashfaq Ali, Lee Gil hoon, Chad Souza
Police on the brink of promotion to Super League
Irfan's target: Felda promotion to Super League
Police wrap up Premier League with a loss
Penang not giving up on Super League promo
PKNS hitmen to strike fear in Super League
Newcastle suffer keeper crisis, consider emergency loan
Billionaire Hopp gets green light to take over Hoffenheim
Germany end title drought with sparkling run in Brazil
Di Maria wins Argentina's player of the year award
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
Sony cancels release of 'The Interview' following hacking incident
Thailand welcomes China's Li as US ties cool over coup
Aussie woman with drugs in luggage may be charged on Friday
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)