01 / 02 / 2013
NAJIP FC vs MS ABDB
A LATE goal by SLD Md Baharin Hamidon ensured the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Sports Council (MS ABDB) remain undefeated in the DST Super League after a 2-2 draw against Majra United FC last night.
Md Baharin was the fastest to the rebound on an effort that hit the post
to score in the 90th minute to share the spoils at the Balapan Track
& Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas.
Majra head coach, Hj Mohd Faizalani Abd Ghani, was disappointed to not get out of the game with all three points.
thought we should have got the win as we had the bulk of the chances.
It was just down to one silly mistake that cost us the win," said Hj
Mohd Faizalani after the match.
"We were comfortable and had the momentum. We had studied our opponents and did our part," he added.
"We're disappointed not to win the game because we dominated the second half," continued Hj Mohd Faizalani.
clash of the titans between two unbeaten teams proved its worth in the
opening half as it was a fast paced match right from kick off and a
physical one too.
MS ABDB threatened with the long ball and they broke the deadlock in the 27th minute.
(U) Mohd Hardi Hj Matassan was a menace just outside the box with ball
possession. With Majra defenders failing to clear, the former fired in a
half volleyed shot to beat Abi Yazid Yussof in between the Majra sticks
to give the armymen the lead.
His teammate LKPL (U) Mohd Amir almost scored on a similar attempt in the 34th minute but saw his effort just over the crossbar.
Jurelmi Hj Zaini should have leveled the scores in the 38th minute
after he rose highest on a corner but saw his header denied by the
Majra equalised through Noor Raimi @ Shahremy Karim
three minutes to the break. He took a freekick from the left that took a
deflection off MS ABDB captain SLD Mohammad Safari Wahit to beat
goalkeeper SLD Mohd Tarmizi Hj Mat Johari at the near post.
tempo slowed down at the start of the second half but Majra were looking
the better team with their high intensity on defence. They were double
or triple teaming each time a MS ABDB player was on the ball to win
Pushing forward on numerous occasions, Majra finally
got the lead in the 76th minute after Abang Nor Silmy Abang Hj Taha
connected on a header off a freekick from midfield.
The momentum was with Majra but it was not until SLD Md Baharin scored to ensured they took home a point.
The action didn't end there as SLD Mohd Tarmizi made a mistake by taking a goalkick outside the box.
He was fortunate to make a save on the ensuing freekick to ensure they salvaged a point from the match.
MS ABDB manager, Major Azaman Hj Hussin, was also left disappointed that their winning run came to an end last night.
was a 50-50 game. Our opponents attacked and we did too. It was
important that the players keep their mentality and discipline
throughout the game which helped us end the game at 2-2," said Major
"It was a tough game and I'm a little disappointed
because we wanted all the three points. But credit to Majra as they have
been working hard and they put up a good performance too," he added.
SC and MS ABDB are on 13 points but the former remain at the top of the
10-team table on goal difference. However, the latter have played one
game less. On the other hand, Majra are in third with 12 points.
competition continues tomorrow with the Royal Brunei Police Forces
Sports Council going up against Kilanas FC at the same venue. Kick off
is at 8.15pm.