# The Crocs snatch a 1-1 draw against JDT at Larkin

# Armed Forces’ meaningless win over Perak


Sarawak had a goal disallowed but came back strongly to snatch a draw to earn a valuable point at the Larkin Stadium which was enough to send the East Malaysians into the Malaysia Cup quarter-finals with Johor Darul Takzim.

JDT, the newly crowned AFC Cup champions, had already qualified for the last eight from Group B with 15 points from five wins out of five. The draw against Sarawak gave the Southern Tigers 16 points while Sarawak finished second with eight points.

Armed Forces defeated Perak 4-3 in their last match at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in Paroi and finished third with seven points.

On a wet a slippery pitch Sarawak scored in the 10th minute through Hairol Mokhtar but the goal was disallowed for offside.

JDT opened scoring on 38 minutes through Amirul Hadi Zainal who took advantage of a defensive slip to beat Iqbal Suhaimi with a grounder.

However, Patrick Nyema Gerhardt stunned JDT goalkeeper Farizal Marlias with a gem of a strike from outside the box that sailed into the right corner – a goal that was enough to take the Crocs for a place in the quarter-finals.

In Tuesday’s first-leg quarter-finals Sarawak will be at home to 32-time Malaysia Cup champions Selangor while JDT will be away to Felda United. 

Armed Forces who will play in the lower tier Premier League next season scored through Mario Karlovic in the 11th and 58th minutes, Norfazly Alias (31st) and Abdulafess Salam (35th).

Perak replied through Khairol Anuar (44th) and Charles Souza (61st, penalty) and (88th).



JDT      1        Sarawak      1

Armed Forces     4     Perak      3

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