MSL | Negri vs Perlis
Negri continues shambolic runs
It was supposedly to be the night of revenge for Negri but in the end it turns out to be everyone’s worst nightmare. It is the night when everything was not in Negri’s way. Dodgy referee, two softie penalties, dodgy defending and Perlis did not even have to break a single sweat to be at four-nil up.
Negri kicked off the game confidently and things looked promising for the wounded Rusa when their forwards consistently tested Perlis defensive lines. Asyraf al-Japri shone out the most and had a disallowed goal in the eighth minute for offside and again tested Perlis ‘keeper Farizal Marlias forcing him to tip the ball over the bar in the 20th minute.
However, the game took a wrong turn for Negri in the 27th minute when Affandy Adimel brought down Nizaruddin Yusof who fell off easily in the penalty box to earn him a spot-kick. Nizaruddin Yusof made it look easy and sent Sani Kamsani the wrong way to get Perlis a goal up at the half-time.
Both team started the second half pretty well and Nizaruddin Yusof again had a header on target just after the restart before the referee gave away another soft penalty and this time, Syukri Ismail who came in for Rahman Zabul who is injured was the victim for bringing down Shazwan Zainol. Nizaruddin Yusof again sent the keeper the wrong way to get Perlis 2-0 up.
By this time Rusa’s morale was at all time low. Mistakes were more pronounced. Passes were frequently met by legs in yellow socks, Kunalan’s movement were easily read and Aidil Razak who was single-handedly picked out by his coach for being too reckless with the ball in the past few games again sent Negri defence in a frenzy.
It was a night to be for Nizarudin when he nodded in easily a cross in by Shazwan Zainol to grab his hat trick. His third hat trick this season making him the leader in Golden Boot race with 15 goals. Perlis then added salt to the Negri’s wound when Fakri Saarani beat four Negri defenders to slot in Perlis’ fourth of the match.
The fans were needles to say, furious.
The gaffer was all to blame.
Referee was at no point competent.
All the best Perlis and help them god, Negri!
Negri : Sani Kamsani, Rahman Zabul , Affandy Adimel, Aidil Razak, Ching Hong Aik, S. Kunalan, Shahurain Samah, Rezal Yahya (c), Alif Samsudin, Asyraf Al-Japri, Shukor Adan.
Perlis : Farizal Marlias, Chan Wing Hong, Fauzie Nan(c), Amar Rohidan, Nizaruddin Yusof, K. Soley, Mazlizam Mohamad, Firdauz Fauzi, Amzar Jalil, Azi Azmi, Shazwan Zainol
Referee : Saiful Bahrin Hassan
Ass. Ref1 : Siva Sangkaran Muniady
Ass. Ref2 : Suhaimi Idris
Fourth Ref: Redzwan Rahiman