2015 MSL Team of the Week: Gameweek 18
Sharbinee Allawee did not let Ahmad Fakri Saarani's first-minute goal affect him too much, as the Terengganu goalkeeper successfully dealt with Kelantan’s ensuing shots at his goal.
Vincent Bikana looked a bit at sea during the opening exchanges between Kelantan and Terengganu, often being caught out of position. However, he regained his composure midway through the first half to mark Erwin Carrillo tighter and even scored the equalising goal for his team.
He might have his workload reduced with the absence of Perak's Chad Souza and Namkung Woong, but it did not mean Shukor Adan slacked off in Felda United’s 2-0 win over the Bos Gaurus. Besides scoring the opening goal, the 35-year-old used his experience and strength well to deal with his opponents.
Usually calm and composed, Aidil Zafuan Radzak showed he was not afraid to get stuck in and make 50/50 challenges against ATM, with Abdulafees Abdulsalam constantly being on the receiving end of the JDT defender’s tackles.
Christie Jayaseelan was Felda United’s chief tormentor against Perak. His corner in the 60th minute led to Shukor Adan’s goal and he forced Perak’s Raffi Nagoorgani to put the ball into his own net nine minutes later.
With his JDT team-mates seemingly getting worn out by the hectic Super League schedule, Gary Steven Robbat provided some much-needed energy to the midfield and prevented the Gladiators from getting too comfortable on the ball.
In Terengganu’s 2-1 win over Kelantan, assist king Gustavo Lopez added two more assists to his name, with Vincent Bikana and Ashari Samsudin converting his corner kicks.
Despite grabbing a goal and an assist, Joseph Kalang Tie was unable to lead Sarawak to their first victory in eight matches.
In his return from injury, Faris Ramli showed what the LionsXII were missing in their previous match against Terengganu by netting twice en route to his team's 4-2 demolition of Pahang.
Dramane Traore struck again as he notched his 16th league goal of the season to help PDRM beat Sarawak 3-2.
Often playing second fiddle to the rest of his attacking team-mates, Guilherme De Paula took the centre stage for once in the match against Sime Darby as he scored a penalty and assisted Hadi Yahya to help Selangor get their first win in five games.