Perak were left fuming as Negri Sembilan did the unexpected to defeat defending champions Kuala Lumpur 2-0 for a place in the semis.
And Negri have to thank the manner in which the fixtures were drawn up as it provided them with the knowledge of what was required before their final group match.
With Perak and Armed Forces playing at 8am, and the match ending in a 3-3 draw, Negri knew a one goal win over KL will do the trick. And they ended up with a 2-0 win.
Rightfully the final group matches should be played simultaneously and that should have been the case as for these four teams.
Oddly though that is being done for the other group where Pahang, Terengganu, Johor and Penang will play at 7.30pm.
Thus Perak have every right to feel aggrieved as they were given the short end of the straw.