GEORGE TOWN: PKNS FC believe they have turned the corner after beating Armed Forces 2-0 for their maiden Premier League win this season.
Second-half goals by Juan Cobelli (64th) and Matias Gonzalez (73rd) at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Malacca were enough for the club side to break their points drought.
Friday’s win comes on the back of an impressive 3-1 triumph over Super League side Terengganu in the FA Cup second round last week.
PKNS coach E. Elavarasan feels his team have shaken off their cobwebs after defeats to Kuala Lumpur and Malacca in the first two games.
“We are progressing well now. Last year, we also had a slow start before moving up the standings.
“We wanted the three points badly, and Forces made us work hard for the win. Cobelli’s goal was crucial to open up the game.
“The match against Sime Darby (on Monday) will be important as we want to keep pace with the leading teams,” said Elavarasan.
The third straight loss left Forces marooned at the bottom of the 12-team standings. The soldiers together with Sabah and Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) II have yet to collect any points so far.
League leaders UiTM FC maintained pole position despite dropping their first points in the scoreless draw with Kuantan FA in Shah Alam. UiTM are now level on seven points with Malacca and KL, but are ahead of the duo on goal difference.
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