| Fadhil Yunus |
SUHAIMI Anak Sulau scored his first goal for new club Wijaya FC in the 3-0 win against Jerudong FC in the Brunei DST Super League 2016 at the Balapan Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex yesterday.
The new signing, on arrival from Tabuan Muda in the closed season, was on target in the first half as the entire Jerudong backline froze.
Both teams have started their season at the back of a loss but the Jerudong outfit will be the most concerned following their seven-goal nightmare against Indera SC.
On the contrary, Wijaya showed signs of recovery in the second half against champions but fell short as they left the pitch empty-handed.
The Wijaya defeat spells worrying times for Jerudong having leaked ten goals in a space of two games with the squad coming to terms with the losses of Hardi Bujang to Indera SC and Mardi Bujang to Kasuka.
Wijaya’s Khalil Saab was left unimpressed after not getting what was a marginal decision his way but moments later he fired a scorching volley into the back of the net leaving Jerudong goalkeeper Mohd Sani Haji Abdullah absolutely no chance.
There was no way back when Abd Hakim Mohd Musliano escaped the last line of defence and was hacked down as he tried to round the goalkeeper giving the referee no choice but to send Sani off.
The substitute goalkeeper’s first touch was to pick the ball up from the back of the net after Abd Hapiz Azmin had earlier buried his penalty into the left corner to make it 3-0 on the 85th minute.
Wijaya’s assistant manager Hilmi Hazwan bin Zakaria has said that the team is nearing 80-90 percent and is determined to produce a result after the MS ABDB defeat.
Meanwhile in the other game, Najip I Team moved to the top of the Brunei DST Super League with four points after a 2-2 draw against Lun Bawang at the Berakas Sports Complex.
Norfaez bin Awg Sayang gave Najip the perfect start in the 19th minute but former QAF attacking player Petrus Jumat cancelled the lead in the 42nd minute for the Temburong side.
Rainney Lius turned it around for Lun Bawang but Md Azri bin Zahari netted in a second successive match to ensure share of the spoils.