MSL Wrap: Perak stun Felda United, PDRM go top
Felda United were stunned at the Selayang Stadium as Perak recorded an impressive 4-1 win.
Brazilian striker Chad Souza opened the floodgates in the sixth minute before Edward Junior Wilson pulled one back for the home side with an unstoppable volley.
However, the night belonged to the Bos Gaurus as Souza netted two more goals in between Namkung Woong’s close-range finish to complete his hat-trick.
Meanwhile, just 40km south of that massive hammering, Selangor claimed a thrilling 3-2 win over bottom side Sime Darby.
After an unproductive first half, the match came to live after the interval with Andik Vermansah netting a deflected effort and Ahmad Hazwan Bakri firing a spectacular long-range effort, which left the Sime Darby goalkeeper staring.
Nemanja Vidakovic reduced the deficit from the penalty spot in the 70th minute before both teams scoring again via Robert Cornthwaite and Dilshod Sharofetdinov respectively.
It was an identical scoreline at the Darul Makmur Stadium as Pahang played to a 3-2 victory over the LionsXII.
The home side bounced back from an early goal by the LionsXII’s Faris Ramli thanks to Matias Conti, R. Gopinathan and Azidan Sarudin
Khairul Nizam pulled one back for the Singaporeans in injury time, but it proved too little, too late as the Elephants secured only their second league win of the season.
As Pahang climbed up the league table, Kelantan slid closer to the relegation zone after succumbing to 2-1 loss at Terengganu.
Not even a long-range strike effort by captain Badhri Radzi could present new head coach Azraai Khor Abdullah with a winning start to his reign as Ismail Faruqi and Shahrin Sapien scored for the home team.
Over in Johor Bahru, defending champions Johor Darul T’azim were made to work for their 2-1 win over ATM.
Jerry Palacios gave the Gladiators the early initiative, but two assists by new signing Patito Rodriguez for Amri Yahyah and Safiq Rahim ensured JDT remain unbeaten at home.
Lastly, in an earlier fixture on Friday, PDRM fought to a slender 1-0 win over Sarawak thanks to the league's top scorer, Dramane Traore, who managed to squeeze the decisive goal past goalkeeper Fadzley Rahim after a goalmouth scramble.
The defeat of the Crocs – their third league loss in a row – allowed Azman Adnan’s team to leapfrog Felda at the top.