14 January 2013

MS ABDB grab top spot

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
THE ROYAL Brunei Armed Forces Sports Council (MS ABDB) continued their 100 per cent record in the DST Super League as they thrashed Liang Lumut Recreational Club Football Team (LLRC FT) 4-0 to move to the top of the table last night.

Captain Affendy Hj Akup, Abdul Azizi Ali Rahman, Budiman Jumat and Muhammad Bahrin Hamidon all found the net as MS ABDB, the reigning DST FA Cup champions, replaced Majra FC at the summit with nine points.

MS ABDB's manager was delighted with the result at the Balapan Track and Field in Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas and praised his players for their teamwork and commitment after the game.

"Tonight's game was one of our best performances in the DST Super League so far," said Major Azaman Hj Hussin during the post-match interview with The Brunei Times last night.

"All the players contributed to the game and it was a very good team performance too.

"The first 10 minutes was very balanced but when we scored the first goal, the momentum shifted towards us. It was the starting point for us and we controlled the game afterwards.

"Our goalkeeper (Mohd Tarmizi Hj Mat Johari) played very well tonight. He made some incredible saves in the game, even in difficult situations, so we are very happy that we managed to get three points tonight," he added.

MS ABDB were ahead after 11 minutes when Muhammad Bahrin took a touch and fired a left-footed shot into the net following a great through ball by Mohammad Mazazizi Mazlan.

The lead was almost doubled five minutes later when Budiman sprung the offside trap but his low shot was parried by LLRC FT goalkeeper Mohd Fakhrul Amin Sanif.

It was only a matter of time before MS ABDB grabbed a second, and in the 25th minute, Muhammad Bahrin turned provider after darting down the left flank and curling in a cross that found Affendy arriving in the centre unmarked to head past Mohd Fakhrul Amin.

LLRC FT started brightly in the second half but they were denied at every turn as Safuan Juhar, Md Amirul Jafrey and Amy Amizan Gudang failed to find a way past Mohd Tarmizi.

Budiman added the third when he converted a free-kick in the 56th minute.

LLRC FT came close to scoring few minutes later when Safuan made a dynamic run into the MS ABDB penalty area and forced Mohd Tarmizi into an agile save.

However, the armymen squashed any hopes of LLRC FT's comeback when Muhammad Bahrin's cross from the left was swept home from close range by Abdul Azizi in the 73rd minute.

Tonight's game will see Indera Sports Club take on Jerudong FC at the Balapan Track and Field in Berakas, where a win for Indera — who led the table heading into this week's fourth round of action — could see them move ahead of MS ABDB.

The Brunei Times 

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