ATM were knocked out in the first round of the Malaysia FA Cup on Tuesday after being beaten 2-1 by Sime Darby at the Majlis Perbandaran Selayang Stadium.
The hosts took the lead after 16 minutes when Syria international Mahmoud Amnah opened the scoring, but ATM hit back through a Rezal Zambery Yahya effort six minutes after the hour mark.
However, Amnah netted again six minutes from time to win it for Sime Darby and condemn the Armed Forces to an opening-round exit.
Super League champions LIONSXII bounced back from last Friday’s 1-0 loss to Pahang by cruising to a 3-0 win over DRB-Hicom at the Bishan Stadium.
Sufian Anuar was the star of the show for the Singaporean side as he broke the deadlock in the 28th minute, before turning provider eight minutes after halftime; racing onto Zulfahmi Arifin’s through-ball and unselfishly laying it off to leave Gabriel Quak with a simple tap-in.
And in injury, the LIONSXII secured their progress when Faris Ramli added a third on the rebound, after Sufian’s initial effort had been saved by Mohd Jibrail.
Lying in wait for Fandi Ahmad’s men are Pahang, who beat Perak on penalties following a 2-2 draw.
After Azamuddin Akil had fired Tok Gajah ahead, Hardi Jaafar equalised for Perak four minutes later before Myanmar international Kyaw Zayar Win put them in front on the stroke of halftime.
But in the 57th minute, Damion Stewart netted to make it 2-2 and with neither side able to find the winner, the tie went to the dreaded shootout where Pahang triumphed 5-4.
Kedah left it late to record an impressive 4-0 win over Kuala Lumpur at the Darul Aman Stadium.
After struggling to break down their opponents for much of the game, Hijau-Kuning finally took the lead in the 78th minute when Khairul Helmi Johari headed home a Baddrol Bakhtiar corner, and Khyril Muhymeen made it 2-0 just two minutes later with an easy finish.
Adam Griffiths then made sure of the win by heading home a third from two yards, before the Australian rounded things off in injury-time by grabbing his second of the game with a cracking volley.
PKNS FC were also winners on Tuesday as they defeated Darul Takzim II 3-2 at the Naval Base Stadium.
Terengganu had no problems advancing to the next round after claiming an emphatic 4-0 win over Shahzan Muda at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium.
A Marcio Souza brace and a strike from Abdul Manaf Mamat handed the Turtles a 3-0 lead by the 41st minute, but the former wasted a chance to complete his hat-trick when he missed a penalty just before the break.
However, that setback did little to affect the outcome of the game as Terengganu completed the rout 14 minutes from time after Zairo Anuar Zalani added a fourth.
Elsewhere, Maldives international Ali Ashfaq struck the only goal of the game in the 73rd minute to hand PDRM a 1-0 home win over SPA FC, while late goals from K. Ravindran and Faiz Nasir helped PBAPP beat Cebagoo 2-0.
Shukor Adan’s 72nd-minute strike was enough to help FELDA United beat Negeri Sembilan 1-0, while T-Team survived a late fightback from UiTM FC to claim a 3-2 win at the UiTM Stadium.
Evaldo Goncalves opened the scoring for the Titans after just three minutes before doubling his tally in the 14th minute, and it looked as though a real rout was on the cards after Fabio Flor made it 3-0 a minute after the half-hour mark.
But UiTM fought back after the break and pulled one back thanks to an Adam Othman effort in the 50th minute, before Obi Ikechukwu reduced the deficit further seven minutes after the hour mark, although T-Team ultimately held on for the win.
Sabah claimed a hard-fought 1-0 triumph at Kuantan thanks to Marwan Sayedeh’s 18th-minute strike, while Sarawak needed extra-time to beat Penang 2-1 at the Sarawak State Stadium.
Following a goalless first half, Alireza Abbasfard fired the hosts ahead in the 77th minute, only for Bashier Napae to equalise for Penang right at the death.
But in the ninth minute of injury-time, Gabor Gyepes restored Sarawak’s lead, which ultimately proved enough for the win.
Finally, two goals from Farizal Rozali either side of halftime helped Perlis to a 2-1 win over Malacca United, whose only strike came from Rashid Mahmud in the 41st minute.
Tuesday’s Malaysia FA Cup First Round Results
Kedah 4-0 Kuala Lumpur
Kuantan 0-1 Sabah
LIONSXII 3-0 DRB Hicom
Malacca United 1-2 Perlis
Negeri Sembilan 0-1 FELDA United
PBAPP 2-0 Cebagoo
PDRM 1-0 SPA FC
Perak 2-2 Pahang (4-5 on penalties)
PKNS FC 3-2 Darul Takzim II
Sarawak 2-1 Penang (after extra-time)
Sime Darby 2-1 ATM
Terengganu 4-0 Shahzan Muda
UiTM FC 2-3 T-Team