Friendly | Negri 2 UPB-MyTeam 0
Negri held onto their nerves and once again kept a clean sheet to an entertaining 2-0 win despite UPB-MyTeam putting on late pressures on Negri defence.
Shahurain Samah who missed a few clear chances in the last Saturday friendly against KL Plus, clearly did not forget to bring along his shooting boots tonight.
It all started from Hairuddin Omar’s shot on goal which then sent UPBMyTeam defence in chaos.
His speculative shot was deflected onto Firdaus Azizul who then pulled the ball back and find Shahurain Samah unmarked waiting on his right for an easy tap in for Negri’s first.
Minutes later it was Hairuddin Omar’s turn to beat the goalkeeper from 20 yards only for the goal post to deny him his first goal in Negri jersey.
He did not disappoint Negri fans and showed great awareness of his team mates to loft the ball to give Shaffik Abdul Rahman a simple header for Negri second in the second half.
It was Shaffik’s first goal of the season for the senior team since recovering from a double cruciates.
Coach, Mr Wan Jamak Hassan was understandably very happy with the determination and teamwork shown by the lads tonight and hoping that we could keep up the good form to win the Malaysia Cup campaign this year.
Negri will host ATM at Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in the third friendly instalment in preparation for Malaysia Cup campaign starting at the end of this month.