NSFC edge Turtles for first win of season, Perak fall to Pahang at home

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KUALA LUMPUR – Negeri Sembilan FC (NSFC) notched their first win of the Super League season when they capitalised on home ground advantage to down Terengganu FC (TFC) 2-1 tonight.

Playing at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium, the homesters went ahead in the 28th minute through their Gabon import Levy Clement Madinda.

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TFC, also known as the Turtles, hit back through Adisak Kraison off a goalmouth melee in the 45th minute.

However, coach K. Devan’s NSFC side restored their lead in the 67th minute when Tommy Mawat Bada floated in a cross for Anselmo Arruda Da Silva to add the finishing touch.

NSFC are now in seventh spot in the 14-team Super League standings with five points while the Turtles are in eighth place with four points from five outings.

Meanwhile, over at the Perak Stadium in Ipoh, home team Perak FC fell 3-0 to Sri Pahang FC.

Perak, coached by Datuk Lim Teong Kim, went into the match hoping to make amends for their 2-1 FA Cup first-round defeat by the same team but were stung as early as in the 13th minute when Sri Pahang’s prolific marksman Kpah Sherman opened the scoring.

Kpah Sherman then provided an assist for Stefano Brundo to slot home goal number two in the 36th minute.

Three minutes later Perak were reduced to 10 men when referee Razlan Joffri Ali gave Muhammad Nasrol Amri Kamarul Azhar the marching orders for tackling Sergio Aguero from behind.

Sri Pahang then wrapped up the proceedings when substitute Muhammad Zuhair Aizat Mohd Nazri fired a screamer from outside the box in the 74th minute.

Sri Pahang are now fourth in the standings with nine points – three behind leaders Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) – while Perak are sixth with five points.- Bernama

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