Selangor, Perak remain on course for cup quarters

Selangor are still in a strong position to qualify for the Malaysia Cup knockout round despite a 1-1 draw with Group D leaders PDRM on Saturday evening.

The Red Giants broke the deadlock at the Shah Alam Stadium after 11 minutes when Andik Vermansyah netted, although Alafi Mahmud equalised with five minutes remaining to earn PDRM a share of the spoils.

The result was enough to see the Cops wrap up top spot, while Selangor in second place and a point ahead of Sime Darby, who made it two wins on the trot after beating T-Team 2-1 and ending their opponents’ hopes of progress.

Sime Darby, who had claimed just one point from their opening three games, took the lead at the Majlis Perbandaran Selayang Stadium through Mateo Roskam’s 15th minute opener, before Dzulfahmi Abdul Hadi doubled their advantage two minutes before the half-hour mark.

Jimmy Mulisa did manage to pull one back for T-Team in the 49th minute but it proved to be a mere consolation, as the hosts held out for the win.

Over in Group B, Perak remain top following a 1-1 draw with Sarawak at the Sarawak State Stadium.

Following a goalless first half, Hairol Mokhtar fired the hosts ahead a minute after the hour mark, but Marco Tulio hit back for Perak in the 77th minute to help them claim a valuable point.

Bos Gaurus remain ahead of second-placed Terengganu on goal difference after they were also denied victory in a 2-2 draw with Kedah at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium.

Although Ashaari Shamsuddin had put the hosts in front in the 36th minute, Kedah equalised on the stroke of halftime when Baddrol Bakhtiar found the back of the net.

Hijau Kuning then edged ahead in the 69th minute through a Woong Nam-gung strike, only for Ismail Faruqi Asha’ri to force the draw for the Turtles ten minutes later.

Saturday’s Malaysia Cup Results

Group B

Sarawak 1-1 Perak

Terengganu 2-2 Kedah

Group D

PDRM 1-1 Selangor

Sime Darby 2-1 T-Team

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