2015 MSL Team of the Week: Gameweek 14
Kamarul Effandi Rahim conceded two goals against Felda United, but it was thanks to him that Sime Darby managed to lead not only once but twice in the match. The Fighters threw everything including the kitchen sink at him, but he did well to limit the damage.
Twice Kelantan could have drawn the game level against the LionsXII, and twice Nazrul Nazari was the man who denied the Red Warriors when his goalkeeper was in no man's land.
Starting for the first time at the heart of defence for the LionsXII this season, Shakir Hamzah was his usual combative self and marked out Erwin Carrillo and Austin Amutu expertly alongside his partner, Madhu Mohana.
After being dogged by injuries since the end of last year, Aidil Zafuan Radzak has shown that he is slowly returning to his best in recent weeks as he pulled off a wonderful performance in defence against PDRM. Besides hitting the woodwork once with a half-volley lob, he assisted Safiq Rahim for the opener.
Against PDRM, Asraruddin Putra Omar curbed his attacking instincts and focused more on his defensive duty. The fact that the Cops hardly attacked down their right wing showed how defensively solid he was.
Kelantan faced the LionsXII at the wrong time last Saturday, as Faris Ramli was back to his sizzling best, grabbing two goals and an assist in a resounding 3-0 win for the Singaporeans.
Presented with two goal-scoring opportunities that required composure and finesse in the JDT-PDRM match, Safiq Rahim made it look easy as he accurately put the ball into the bottom of either corner on both occasions.
Playing as a defensive midfielder, Zesh Rehman did a good job in ensuring Pahang's back four was hardly troubled by Selangor. Perhaps unexpectedly, he also netted the equaliser that led to the Elephants' comeback victory.
Nurridzuan Abu Hassan's stock continued to rise after another great performance against ATM, in which he capped off with an unstoppable free-kick from distance.
Dickson Nwakaeme was perhaps unlucky not to grab a goal for himself against Selangor, but he proved to be handful to deal with as usual due to his brawniness and dribbling ability.
Similarly, Norshahrul Idlan Talaha did not get his name on the scoresheet, but he was directly involved with two of the goals scored by Terengganu in the 4-2 win over Sarawak, often troubling the opposition with his change of pace.