Saturday, October 17, 2015THE Royal Brunei Police Force Sports Council (MS PDB) won their first-ever afternoon DST Super League match after a 6-0 thumping of IKLS FC at the Berakas Sports Complex yesterday – their biggest win in this season’s league.
MS PDB's win sees them remain seventh in the 10-team league with 16 points from 15 games, a point adrift of Jerudong FC – who are sixth with 17 points from 13 games.
IKLS, meanwhile, are eighth in the table with nine points from 14 games.
MS PDB head coach Sgt Sahrin Mohmad Jaya highlighted that playing in the afternoon contributed to their big win as they are used to similar conditions during training.
“This was our first afternoon match since we joined the DST Super League, and we won big. Our players trained everyday during the day, we never train at night,” he said.
“We were excited when we found out that we were going to play in the afternoon, and surely enough, we won 6-0 - our biggest win so far,” he added.
MS PDB broke the deadlock in the 10th minute with PC Muhd Zul Khairee Hj Mohd Salleh after he chipped the ball over IKLS FC’s goalkeeper Md Amirul Akim Bini.
MS PDB found their momentum after the first goal, and had a header into the net from APO Mohd Bohari Mohammad Hasan in the 14th minute after a cross from PC Mohamad Fazizzul Hussin ruled offside.
However, MS PDB extended their lead to 2-0 in first half stoppage time after PC Zulhamzi Hj Awang scored after a cross from APO Mohd Bohari.
The second half saw a more confident IKLS FC defend well until MS PDB’s APO Mohd Syarafuddin Hamdi Hj Talip bag the third goal for the policemen in the 69th minute.
An IKLS FC comeback was extinguished when MS PDB’s APO Mohd Syarafuddin scored his second goal of the day in the 78th minute after an assist from PC Mohd Zul Khaire Hj Mohd Salleh.
PC Muhd Zul Khairee scored his second in the 84th minute after a solo run into the box which left Md Amirul Akim no chance.
IKLS FC’s relegation fears were apparent after a careless challenge inside the box from defender Ak Ammar Syafie Pg Hassanudin on MS PDB’s PC Zulhamzi earned the policemen a penalty, and MS PDB’s goalkeeper APO Pg Mohd Muizzuddin Pg Ismail made it on the scoresheet by taking the penalty just before the whistle blew.
Sgt Sahrin applauded IKLS FC for giving them a challenge and said he is now focused on getting his team to finish at least sixth.
The DST Super League will continue tomorrow with three games at 4pm.
The Brunei Times