02 May 2011

Draw lifts Indera to 4th

Jerudong fight back to take a point from Indera

INDERA SC and Jerudong FC settled for a share of the points in their DST Group Brunei Premier League (BPL) I game which ended 1-1 last night.

Both goals at the Berakas Sports Complex were scored inside the first 10 minutes, and though the teams would continue to create chances, neither were able to capitalise.

Muhd Afi Aminuddin, one of the six DPMM FC players in Indera, opened the scoring in the first minute before Jerudong's Md Sufian Hj Lamudin equalised six minutes later.

The result pushes Indera from fifth to fourth by displacing AM Gunners FC.

AM Gunners, who started the weekend on third, have now dropped two spots as a result of last night's game and the 1-1 draw between Majra FC and the Prisons Department on Saturday night.

Jerudong, on the other hand, remain seventh in the nine-team league.

Though he was pleased with the result, Indera coach Moksin Mohamed felt his team could have done better.

"It was a 50/50 game for us. We had our chances but failed to take them," Moksin told The Brunei Times.

His counterpart, Julkifli Hj Hitam, was just happy to have bounced back after trailing so early in the tie.

"The players did what was asked of them ... Maybe not 100 per cent but 80 per cent. They also did well to come back from that early goal," he said.

"We will be looking to get all six points from our next two games to push us up to the Top Five before the start of the second round," he added.

Jerudong face the Prisons Department on Wednesday and AM Gunners on Sunday before the first round break.

Julkifli said the second round is expected to start early next month.

Today's action will see Rimba Star take on Menglait FC in the BPL II.

The match is set for 8.15pm at the Berakas Sports Complex in Berakas.The Brunei Times

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