14 January 2013

Majra FC beat Kilanas FC

Monday, January 14, 2013
MAJRA FC moved one point clear at the top of the DST Super League after defeating Kilanas FC 3-1 at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas last night.

Shahremy Karim, Mohammad Julremi Hj Zaini and Mohd Ikmal Hakim Hj Mohd Yunnos all found the net for Majra FC in the victory.

Majra FC had gone close early in the first-half when Mohammad Julremi and Ahmad Hafiz Said combined to set up Shahremy, but his shot was blocked by Kilanas FC's defender Abdul Qahar Ibrahim.

Kilanas FC replied almost immediately a minute later when Mohammad Nurhidayatullah Hj Zaini's clever pass found Syazwan Azizi Hj Mohd Taib in space and the winger lashed his shot just wide.

Majra FC finally broke the deadlock when Shahremy scored a curling free-kick in the 34th minute. Shahremy's free-kick deflected off the Kilanas FC before nestling into the net.

Kilanas FC struggling to get back on term as Majra FC, who displayed a determined with an assured passing game, showed why they are now sits on the top of the table with eight points. Kilanas FC found themselves 2-0 down in the 40th minute through Mohammad Julremi.

Kilanas FC responded very well after the restart however, and they pulled one goal back in the 75th minute when Mohd Nurhidayatullah perfectly timed his run to latch onto a through ball from the midfield and lashed a shot past Majra FC's goalkeeper.

However their jubilation was short-lived when Majra FC finally found their third goal in the 87th minute when Mohammad Julremi slipping the ball to Shahremy whose cross to the far post was easily tapped in by Mohd Ikmal Hakim.

Majra FC assistant manager Abdul Aziz Mohd Hashim was pleased with the result, saying that his team deserved to win after dominating the game.

"We played very well tonight and I think we controlled the game. It could have been better. There were a lot of chances in the game, and we could have scored more goals." said Abdul Aziz in an interview with The Brunei Times.

"I told the players not to be over confident before the game as Kilanas FC is a very good team. We saw in the previous games that we were too relax whenever we were leading in the game and it gave the opponent the chances to get back into the game."

"The strategy tonight was to get the ball to the penalty area for the strikers to score. I think Kilanas FC were quite defensive in the first half and we are very glad to be able to score goals and win the game," he added.

Meanwhile, Kilanas FC assistant coach Radzuan Hj Madali was unhappy with the match officials in the game. The Kilanas FC assistant coach felt that the match officials were inconsistent in the game.

"I think the refereeing today was very poor. Majra FC's third goal was an offside. He (Mohd Ikmal Hakim) was clearly offside. The third goal killed the game off and the players were down," he said. "We were without our key defender Nazirul Azim in the match and it was very difficult for us as we have to change the game tactically. We will be playing against Najip FC next and we could not afford to lose again this time."

The Brunei Times

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