Terengganu beginning to find their rhythm, notch second straight win in Super League


Terengganu captain Kipre Tchetche (front) in action during training session for final match of Malaysia Cup 2018 at Padang Latihan Sime Darby FC at Bukit Jelutong. FAIHAN GHANI/The Star.

PETALING JAYA: Terengganu are beginning to find their groove in the Super League after they notched their second straight win in the league by beating Petaling Jaya City 2-1 at the Petaling Jaya Stadium on Saturday (April 27).

In the first-half, the game was evenly poised as both sides were looking for their rhythm and tempo.

PJ City got their groove earlier in the 35th minute when Safee Sali threaded a beautiful pass to P. Rajes, who placed his shot under the legs of Terengganu’s goalkeeper Suffian Abdul Rahman to give the home team the lead.

Terengganu’s lopsided performance certainly irritated coach Irfan Bakti, as his comrades went gung-ho in the second-half.

Their persistence paid off when a cross from Adib Aizuddin was turned in by PJ City’s centreback B. Tinagaran to give Terengganu the equaliser and also an own goal.

That goal cheered the hundreds of Terengganu fans as they constantly pushed their players to attack with purpose and the fans' roar certainly galvanised the players.

In the 78th minute, Terengganu’s Ivorian striker Kipre Tchetche proved to be the hero when he headed in the winning goal for the away side.

That deflated PJ City’s spirits as the away side will go home with three points while PJ City remain tenth in the league with eight points.

 


   

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