| Fadhil Yunus |
MD BAHARIN Hj Hamidon and Abd Azizi bin Ali Rahman came off the bench to score in the 2-0 win over Najip FC as MS ABDB retained the DST FA Cup at Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium last night.
It was a tactical masterstroke by MS ABDB manager Major (A) Pg Farisan bin Pg Metassan, who brought the duo on 16 minutes from time.
Mohd Aliuddin bin Awg Hj Basar was the first to make an effort at goal when his ambitious effort arrowed past the post.
Najip FC nearly went ahead after beating an offside trap but could not overcome the outstretched legs of MS ABDB shot- stopper Mohd Tarmizi bin Hj Mat Johari.
Najip FC’s finest move of the game was initiated by star player Mohd Azri bin Zahari, whose shot was saved by the keeper.
Merely moments after entering the fray, Mohd Baharin sent the strong MS ABDB crowd into raptures.
Najip were seemingly not out of contention and had their spells to get back into the game but MS ABDB weathered the storm.
The army’s excellent individual qualities led to Abd Azizi having all the time in the world to drill an unstoppable shot into the bottom corner past Najip FC goalkeeper Fardillah bin Hj Md Ali effectively kill off the tie.
Awang Abdul Latiff bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Md Yusof, member of DST Board of Directors, presented the prizes.