Kelantan came out with their guns blazing to register a thumping 5-1 win – their biggest so far this season – which eased their relegation woes in the only Super League match at the Sultan Mohd IV Stadium in Kota Bahru on Tuesday.
The big win would not have come at a better time for the Red Warriors after a come-from-behind 2-2 draw against bottom placed Sime Darby at the same venue on Saturday.
Colombian striker Erwin Carillo scored a brace to pave Kelantan’s win and give their die hard fans plenty to cheer. Both matches were scheduled to be played during the fasting month but the Kelantan state government did not allow any matches to be played at the Sultan Mohd IV Stadium during the period.
Carillo started the ball rolling with the opening match as early as the third minute but Armed Forces were quick to hit back with Venice Elphi netting the equaliser on eight minutes.
Kelantan put themselves in the driving seat with a 3-1 lead at halftime with Wan Zack Haikal and Norfarhan Muhammaed finding the net in the 38th and 41st minutes respectively.
Carillo got his second in the 63rd minute before Wan Zahrulnizam Zakaria completed the rout in the 73rd minute.
With the win Kelantan are in ninth place with 18 points after 15 matches.
Sarawak are in 10th place (13 points), followed by Armed Forces in 11th (10 points) and Sime Darby in 12th with only five points.