DST Group Brunei Premier League II
Menglait FC 1-4 Lun Bawang
Kilanas FC 0-2 KSJ Penjara
Muara Vella FC 2-4 PERKASA
Lun Bawang Manager (R) with his Assistant (L)
Menglait FC's Asst.Coach Rodieno Latif (2nd from right) with their Head Coach Khairul Bakar (3rd from right)
10-man BAB bury Brunei Youth
TEN-MEN Brunei Association of Banks (BAB) edged the Brunei Youth (Under-16) team 1-0 with a goal in the dying seconds of their game at the Berakas Sports Complex last night.Controlling a pass from just outside the box, Md Zahirudin Abd Morad beat the offside trap and calmly slotted home in the 90th minute to hand BAB a deserved win in their DSTGroup Brunei Premier League II match.Despite losing one of their players who was sent off in the last 10 minutes when he was shown a second yellow in the space of seconds for dissent, BAB looked the stronger side in the closing minutes.
Continuing to out-muscle their younger opponents and pass the ball better, BAB were deserved winners though their coach did not seem too happy with his team's performance."I am proud that the Under-16 team know how to play," praised Shukor Sharbini after the match."Our players are lacking fitness, especially after the Hari Raya break so they were a bit slow."I was always expecting the win though. It was a must!," added Shukor, who is also the team's manager.
Coached by 1999 Malaysia Cup winner Rosanan Samak, Brunei Youth were largely limited to long-range attempts.When they did manage to work the ball into the box, their finishing was to blame and they squandered chances that most teams would have put away.BAB always looked the more potent side on the attack, so it was no surprise their efforts were rewarded though it took them the length of the match to do so.Meanwhile at the Balapan Track & Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas, title contenders Liang Lumut Recreational Club Football Team cemented their reputation with a 5-0 drubbing of DST Group FC. The league will take a break today before resuming tomorrow. (The Brunei Times).