KOTA RANGER FC got back to winning ways with a 4-1 victory over PSI FC in Group A of the DST Group 2nd President's Cup National Veteran Football League yesterday at the Pehin Dato Seri Maharaja Secondary School in Mentiri.
The victory was the fifth of the season for the Group A leaders after suffering a shocking 3-0 defeat to defending champions Persatuan Sang Jati Dusun (PSJD) at the Tutong Sports Complex on Friday.
It was their only game going without a goal so far but it was back to normalcy yesterday with Radiman Hj Abd Rahman opening the scoring in the 13th minute for Kota Ranger. Hj Mohd Rosanan Abdullah Samak doubled their lead in the 29th minute for them to carry a 2-0 read into the half.
Hj Momin Hj Md Jaafar got on the scoresheet four minutes after the restart but Sapari Hj Salleh managed to get one back for PSI FC in the 66th minute before Hj Momin got his brace in the 76th minute to kill the match off.
It was raining goals at the Tutong Sports Complex with Telbru FT thrashing Rimba Star FC 11-3. The win also pushes Telbru to second spot with 13 points just two behind the leaders after six games played.
It was Rimba Star that got on the scoresheet first with Yassin Hj Md Noor netting in the 12th minute. That seemed to have sparked the outburst with Sharbini replying in the 14th minute for Telbru.
Suni Mat Jerah was the hero scoring four quick goals in succession in the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th minutes making it 5-1 at that point.
Sajulei Hj Ahmad pulled one back for Rimba Star in the 27th minute but Mohd Ali Hj Momin got the first of his hat-trick in the 31st minute. Rosli Hj Pawi kept Rimba Star within reach with a goal in the 36th minute but right after the restart Sharbini got his second of the day putting Telbru comfortably ahead 7-3 at the break.
Ratano Hj Tuah got the first goal in the second half in the 56th minute before Mohd Ali added two more in the 57th and 59th minutes. Suni then summed up the afternoon with another goal in the 68th minute for Telbru, who have scored a total of 30 goals so far in their campaign.
Semaun Veteran missed their chance on claiming top spot in Group B after drawing 2-2 with basement dwellers Perkasa FC at the Awg Semaun Secondary School field.
Perkasa FC had taken a 2-0 lead into halftime courtesy of a brace from Hj Asdi Hj Durani with goals in the 41st and 44th minutes.
Sheikh Nordin Mohd pulled one back for Semaun Veteran at the hour mark and Abd Rahman Hj Hamid ensured they stole a point finding the back of the net in the 79th minute.
In another Group B match, Veteran 20 cruised to a 4-1 victory over Indera FC at the Rimba Secondary School.
Indera FC broke the deadlock in the 51st minute through Rosli Hj Liman before they crumbled with Pg Anak Hj Damit Baharuddin scoring immediately after the restart for Veteran 20. Hj Sharifurizal Hj Zainal put Veteran 20 in front in the 54th minute.
Suhaili Hj Bakar doubled their lead in the 73rd minute and Hj Sharifurizal put the match to bed with another goal in the 80th minute.
Last but not least, Imfera FC edged out Jerudong FC 4-1 in Group B action.
Hj Affandi Hj Julaihi (22nd and 56th minute), Jamhari Lani (67th minute) and Hj Idris Hj Abang (73rd) all got onto the scoresheet for Imfera FC.
On the other hand, Syamra Hj Zaini got all of the goals for Jerudong FC in the 62nd, 63rd and 77th minutes.
The Brunei Times