Worst defeat for junior Rhinos

Source : New SabahTImes


KOTA KINABALU: The junior Rhinos succumbed to their biggest defeat of the season when they were thumped 6-2 by Negeri Sembilan in a President’s Cup challenge at the Likas Stadium yesterday.

Mohd Faiz Isa scored a hat-trick with the remaining three goals coming from Mohd Firdaus Azizul, Qhairul Anuar Ruslam and Anbalagan Madvana, while Ishak Alias and Azizan Said scored a goal each for Sabah.

Negeri Sembilan’s goal-scoring spree began as early as in the fourth minute when Mohd Faiz Isa slotted home the opener from close range.

Then in the 13th minute, it was Mohd Firdaus Azizul’s turn to put his name on the score-sheet before Mohd Faiz netted his second in the 37th minute to eventually end the first half with Negeri Sembilan comfortably leading 3-0.

Qhairul Anuar Ruslam added more salt to the junior Rhinos’ wounds by netting Negeri Sembilan’s fourth three minutes after the break.

In the 56th minute it was 5-0 for Negeri Sembilan with Anbalagan Madivana netting the fifth goal.

But striker Ishak Alias reduced the deficit for the junior Rhinos with his 62nd minute effort, before Azizan Said made it 5-2 with his 71st minute goal.

When Mohd Faiz completed his hat-trick in the 80th minute, it was all over for the junior Rhinos.

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