Sabah surrendered a 2-0 lead to share the spoils with Superleague team Terengganu last night. Sabah players has only themselves to blame for losing the 2 points and crumbled as the turtles showed their Superleague strength.
The home team led 1-0 at halftime after a fine layoff from Zainizam Marjan to allow Mohd Farid Ideris to score much to the delight of the home fans. The game also saw an improved attendance in Likas Stadium, even though it was not at full capacity but it was more than the average attendance during the league.
After the break, it was Zainizam’s turn to get his name on the scoresheet with a header after relentless Sabah pressure following a corner.
Then it was all even. However around 10 minutes before the end of the game, a Terengganu player was fouled inside the box and the referee had no hesitation to give the visitor a penalty kick, which was duly converted.
The turtles’ quick counter attack proved to be their saviour when they broke one of Sabah’s attack and quickly brought the ball forward, resulting in 3 Terengganu against a lone Sabah defender. The visitors didn’t waste the chance and equalised with 7 minutes remaining.
Sabah tried to get the winner but with the visitors’ looking more dangerous, the homesters should be glad that they didn’t get beaten on the night. So it ended 2-2 to give Sabah their second straight draw in 2 games.
The other match between Pahang and Kuala Lumpur was postponed. No details on the cause. Here are the rest of the night’s matches:
Negeri Sembilan 1 – 1 PLUS
PKNS 0 – 1 Kelantan
Sabah 2 – 2 Terengganu
Kedah 2 – 0 Perak
ATM 1 – 1 Johor FC
PBDKT T-Team 4 – 0 Perlis
Felda United 1 – 4 Selangor