Friendly | Negri 2 SAFFC 2
Negri curtained down their Ramadhan friendly series with an entertaining 2-2 draw against Singapore Armed Forces FC in Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium last night.
S. Kunalan and Zaquan Razak who have just returned from the national squad duties scored one a piece in each halves.
Earlier in the first half SAFFC big forward, Aleksandar Duric put them in front against the run of play when Negri were pressing hard to find an early goal.
SAFFC coach who spoke to n9futbol.com exclusively admitted that they started the game sluggishly in the first 45 minutes and were very impressed with the game Negri put on show tonight.
Negri went close a couple of times on scoring first when Shukor Adan’s header from S. Kunalan’s corner cleared off the line by SAFFC defender.
Minutes later Hairuddin Omar’s cute one-two play with Alif Samsudin who bursted into the 18 yards nearly gave Negri a lead before the half time.
Negri equaliser came from S. Kunalan after a clever dummy pass from Zaquan Razak from inside the 18 yards.
Negri started strongly in the second half and their effort were rewarded with a goal this time from a quick counter attack which released Zaquan Razak with only the goalkeeper to beat and he coolly slotted the ball in pass the goalkeeper.
It went a little colder for Negri pace and possession-wise and SAFFC putting more pressure on Negri defence.
They finally got their equaliser after Negri goalkeeper, Farizal Harun fail to parry a shot by SAFFC forward and Lloyd Butler were quick to capitalised the fumbled ball.
Watch an exclusive interview with SAFFC coach who kindly gave us insights into tonight’s match here at Paroi Batu Ompek.
More pictures here on my flickr.