Selangor toil past Felda United to reach FA Cup last 16 round


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  • Saturday, 28 Feb 2015

Selangor's Robert Cornthwaite celebrates after edging Felda United in the second round of the FA Cup at Selayang Stadium. Selangor won 4-2 in a penalty shootout after both teams level 2-2 in regulation time. - IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / The Star

SELAYANG: Selangor did it the hard way in the second round of the FA Cup competition.

The Red Giants needed a penalty shootout to beat Felda United 4-2 and book their spot in the last 16 at the Selayang Stadium last night.

The teams were tied 2-2 in regulation time and nothing changed in extra-time either.

Felda went ahead through a Bojan Miladinovic’s penalty in the 47th minute and doubled their lead through Ndumba Makeche four minutes later.

Ahmad Hazwan Bakri then got Selangor back into the game with a goal in the 78th minute before Guillerme De Paula completed the fightback with the equaliser 10 minutes later.

Selangor suffered a setback in the 100th minute when Indonesian winger Andik Vermansyah was shown a red card for stamping on Firdaus Fauzi.

The shootout saw Makeche and Edward Wilson turning villains for Felda when they missed from the spot. Only Miladinovic and Shahrulnizam Mustapa scored from the spot for Felda.

Selangor’s De Paula, Abdul Hadi Yahya, K. Gurusamy and Robert Cornthwaite were all on target in the shootout.

Premier League side T-Team claimed the biggest scalp in the second round after thrashing Super League outfit Armed Forces 3-0 in extra-time at the Sultan Ismail Stadium in Kuala Terengganu.

The teams were tied 0-0 in regulation time.

The Titans came alive in extra-time.

Uzbekistan striker Farhod Tadjiev scored brace with goals in the 101st and 113th minutes. Mohd Safawi Rasid then added gloss to their victory by adding a third – and Forces their fourth straight defeat in all competitions.

At the Pasir Gudang Stadium, hosts Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) II edged eight-man PKNS 2-1 in an ill-tempered match.

Skipper Shahril Ishak was the hero for JDT II as he fired home the winner in the 92nd minute to set up a meeting with Kedah in the last 16.

Japanese striker Keisuke Ogawa’s first-minute goal gave PKNS the lead but JDT drew level through Leandro Velazquez in the 61st minute.

PKNS were reduced to 10 men when Muhd Khairu Azrin Khazali was sent off in the 65th minute. The Klang Valley outfit suffered more woes after Liberian striker Patrick Wleh and Mohd Fazli Baharuddin were shown the red card deep into extra-time.

Brazilian striker Paulo Rangel bagged a brace to help east coast side Terengganu knock out FAM League minnows Malacca 3-1 at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Malacca,

Rangel’s goals came in  52nd and 72nd minutes, with the second coming from the spot, after Abdul Manaf Mamat had given the Turtles the lead in the 47th minute.

Nurshamil Abdul Ghani converted a spotkick in the 88th minute for Malacca’s consolation goal.

At City Stadium, striker Mohd Faiz Subri ensured hosts Penang advanced to the last 16 when his  70th-minute goal helped them edge FAM League minnows Perlis 1-0.

Lions XII, the 2013 Super League champions, had no problems seeing off minnows Kedah Malays 4-0 at the Darulaman Stadium in Alor Setar.

Afiq Yunus (36th), Sahil Suhaimi (47th and 84th) and Gabriel Quak (62nd) were on target for the Lions.

At the Darul Makmur Stadium in Kuantan, Perak beat FAM League outfit Shahzan Muda 3-1 in an early match.

South Korean striker Namgung Woong bagged a brace in the fifth and 48th minutes with Brazilian midfielder Marco Tulio chipping in with a goal in the 46th minute.

Shahzan Muda’s consolation goal was scored by Sukri Jaafar in the 28th minute.

In another early match, Nigerian striker Michael Chukwubunna scored all the goals in Premier League side SPA Putrajaya’s 3-0 over Kuantan FA at the MBPJ Stadium in Kelana Jaya. His goals came in the 57th, 64th and 80th minutes.

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