JOHOR BAHRU – Johor Darul Ta’zim II (JDT II) edged closer to winning the league championship after beating Terengganu FC II 3-0 in Premier League action at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Council Stadium just now.
The win saw JDT II amass 39 points from 17 matches, three points ahead of nearest challengers Kelantan FC.
This means the Southern Tigers need just a point in their last action against Selangor FC away to become champions.
The home side broke the deadlock as a result of Daryl Sham’s goal which was fed by Adam Farhan Mohd. Faizal before shooting from outside the penalty box to beat goalkeeper Syed Muhammad Nasrulhaq Syed Bidin in the sixth minute.
Stunned by the goal, Badrul Afzan Razali’s coaches stepped up their attack to equalise.
In the 12th minute, Wan Mohamad Fazli Wan Ghazali squandered a golden opportunity to equalize after his shot from close range missed the crossbar.
In the 19th minute, Wan Mohamad Fazli almost sprung a surprise for JDT II but failed to capitalize on Syafik Ismail’s cross after his header was slightly off target.
At the end of the first half, Adam Farhan almost extended the position but the attempt made in it was rejected by the goalkeeper who closed the space for him to score a goal.
Going into the second half, JDT II continued to look to add to their tally through Adam Farhan’s try, but the winger failed to beat Syed Muhammad Nasrulhaq in a one-on-one situation in the 51st minute.
Two minutes later, TFC II’s goal was almost scored through an attempt by Daryl Sham, but his shot rattled the crossbar.
Imported player Moussa Sidibe also had a direct attempt on goal, but the TFC II goalkeeper was more prepared and nimbly settled to push away the player’s shot in the 71st minute.
As the match entered the final 10 minutes of play, substitute player, Umar Hakeem Suhar Rezwan secured victory for Harimau Selatan when he took advantage of Daryl Sham’s feed to make a goalward drive that was not controlled in the 82nd minute. .
Sidibe added to the visiting team’s misery when he scored his third goal of the match, curling a shot to the stomach just beyond the reach of the keeper to give the hosts a comfortable victory. – COSMO! ONLINE