Jerudong beat Wijaya
Monday, May 1, 2017
Jerudong FC’s Md Asnawi Syazni Abdul Aziz (R) celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during Sunday’s game against Wijaya FC at the Berakas Sports Complex.
Wijaya FC’s Agus Haryono (L) reacts after missing a chance during Sunday’s game against Jerudong FC at the Berakas Sports Complex.
TEN-MAN JERUDONG FC rose to the challenge to beat Wijaya FC 2-1 in Sunday’s DST Super League game at the Berakas Sports Complex.
Jerudong’s Md Arif Md Azamin was shown his second yellow card after handling the ball in the 58th minute, but that did not deter Jerudong from scoring their second goal three minutes later when Md Asnawi Syazni Abdul Aziz poked home the ball after a cross from the right.
Jerudong took the lead one minute before the break when Md Arif Ali Rahman scored a free-kick, but Wijaya drew level when Agus Haryono leapt the highest to head in a cross from the right in the 48th minute.
Despite playing for more than half an hour with 10-men, a tired Jerudong weathered the storm and picked up their first point of the season after starting the campaign with a 5-0 loss to Kasuka FC on April 25.
“Wijaya are a strong team and finished third in the league last season, but our men followed instructions and played as a team,” said Jerudong FC coach Hj Md Jalaluddin Hj Ghazali.
“I hope this result will motivate them to play with more spirit,” he added.
The day’s other game saw defending champions Royal Brunei Armed Forces Sports Council (MS ABDB) beat Lun Bawang 2-0 at the Batu Apoi Sports Complex in Temburong thanks to goals from Abd Azizi Ali Rahman in the 35th minute and Budiman Jumat in the 48th minute.
Meanwhile in the DST Premier League, Tunas FC beat Setia Perdana 2-1 and ILKS FC defeated BSRC 4-1.