CHINESE Recreation Club (CRC) regained the Penang Chinese FA Junior League title, beating Islanders FC 2-0 in the final at the Penang Sports Club.
Last year, they lost to Macallum SC after having won the three-month competition, better known as the Teoh Ah Lean Cup, for three consecutive seasons from 2014.
CRC team manager Khor Tai Mai attributed their success to the tireless work of his young players.
“They showed hunger to win in the final, even when they were down to 10 men at the tail end of the game. We deserved to win the game,” he said.
The two teams had earlier drawn 1-1 in the group stage.
Islanders FC played well in the final but were let down by the poor finishing of their strikers.
CRC forward Ho Zhi Hong drew first blood in the 33rd minute, volleying an attempt that sailed over Islanders FC goalkeeper Tan Chun Liang.
Islanders FC threw everything into attack in the closing stages of the clash but their hopes were dashed when CRC substitute Ryan Jason Chew smacked in the second goal to seal the tie.
S-finals: Islanders FC bt Macallum FC ‘A’ (3-0); Chinese Recreation Club bt Black Horse (2-0).
Final: CRC bt Islanders FC (2-0).
Top Scorer: Kok Zi Hong (Macallum A, six goals)Best Player (of final): Teow Jian Fei (Islanders FC)Best Goalkeeper (of final): Lee Yong Han (CRC)
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