Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Terengganu put a huge dent in the hopes of Negri Sembilan of making the semi finals of the National Under 16 Tournament.

The east coast side upset the more fancied Negri 4-2. With the win, Terengganu will fancy their chances as they have collected seven points from five matches and have only Perlis and Penang to play.

"It was a good win and it gives us a glimmer of hope of making the last four," said team manager Mohd Saberi Salleh.

"As long as we are in with a chance we will give our very best. Actually this is more of a team for the future as 15 players are eligable to play in the Under 14 tournament later this year."

The defeat of Negri paved the way for Kelantan to take over the second spot in Group B after they defeated Singapore 3-0. Kelantan have 13 points from five matches and have to play Perak and Penang to complete their fixtures.

Goals for Kelantan were scored by Mohd Aminuddin Zain (33rd minute), Muhd Irwan Ismail (58th minute) and Zulfikar Muhd (60th minute).

Table toppers Perak can book their place in the semis if they overcome Kedah in a late match tonight.

Negri took the lead in the 13th minute through Muhd Ikwan Ishak. But their joy was short-lived as they conceded two goals in as many minutes.

Sufi Ismat Rohor Amin put Terengganu level in the 16th minute. And in the 18th minute he put his team 2-1 ahead.

However Negri were undeterred and drew level in the 30th minute when Norhafizi Aris converted a penalty corner.

Terengganu regained the lead in the 51st minute via a penalty corner through Mohd Shazwi Rani.

Despite Terengganu playing with nine players at one stage when Luqman Nul Hakim Ahmad Shukran and Mohd Syazuwan Firdaus were yellow carded, Negri could not capitalise.

And Terengganu made them pay dearly as Asrin Hafizuddin Zakaria scored the fourth in the 66th minute.


Group A
Pahang 4 PDRM  1
Kuala Lumpur 5 Johor 0
Malacca 0 Sabah 0
Group B
Negri Sembilan 2 Terengganu 4
Kelantan 3 Singapore 0
1830H – Perlis v Penang
1830H – Perak v Kedah (KPM Stadium)

Fixtures – Wednesday

Group B
0730H – Kelantan v Penang
0900H – Terengganu v Perlis
1000H – Kedah v Singapore (KPM Stadium)
1530H – Perak v Negri Sembilan

Group A
1700H – Malacca v PDRM
1830H – Kuala Lumpur v Selangor
1830H – Johor v Sabah (KPM Stadium)