Kedah extend lead to three points with win over Johor FC


PETALING JAYA: Kedah consolidated their position at the top of the Super League when they cruised to a 3-1 win over Johor FC at the JCorp Stadium in Pasir Gudang last night. 

The Hijau Kuning outfit have collected 22 points from 10 matches and are three points ahead of second-placed Negri Sembilan Naza, who defeated Perlis 2-0 at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in Paroi. 

Selangor, who have 17 points and were not in action last night, dropped to third spot. 

The return of top goalpoacher Marlon James inspired the Canaries to a comfortable win over Johor FC. 

The St Vincent striker struck in the 71st and 88th minutes after Badrul Bakhtiar had put Kedah in front in the 44th minute. 

Riduan Maon scored a consolation goal for Johor FC in the 66th minute. 

Negri, who have a game in hand, went ahead against Perlis when national Under-23 centreback Mohd Aidil Zafuan Abdul Razak headed in off a corner kick in the 18th minute before S. Kunalan doubled the tally off a neat set piece in the 73rd minute. 

The Deer had earlier squandered numerous chances. Mohd Aidil’s twin, Mohd Zaquan, saw his stiff grounder from outside the box hit the post in the 60th minute.  

Former international Idris Karim then squandered a sitter in the 75th minute. 

In Kuching, Sarawak bagged their second win of the season when they scored all their goals in the first-half to thrash Penang 3-0 at the Sarawak Stadium. The Crocs got their goals from Sharol Saperi (14th), Zamri Morshidi (20th) and Sylla Mansa (34th).  

In Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei DPMM and Terengganu drew 1-1. 

UPB-MyTeam grabbed their second consecutive win when they beat Police 2-0 at the MBPJ Stadium in Kelana Jaya. Mirja Derovic opened accounts when he converted a penalty in the 42nd minute before Zambri Chin scored the second two minutes later. 

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