* Selangor stay alive in the FA Cup but lose Andik in penalty shootout win over Felda United
* PKNS lose three players to red cards in 2-1 defeat to JDT II in Pasir Gudang
* T-Team stun Armed Forces 3-0
* Lions XII run riot in Alor Star
IT was a day of mixed fortunes for Selangor teams when they saw RED in the second round FA Cup matches.
The Red Giants advanced to the last 16 when they won the lottery against Felda United with a 4-2 win on penalties (after a 2-2 draw) while PKNS FC had already kissed the the tournament goodbye with a 2-1 defeat to Johor Darul Takzim II on Saturday.
Selangor stayed on course although they lost their ace – nippy Andik Vermansyah after the Indonesian was given the sack for stomping an opponent during extra time before the penalty shootout at the Selayang Stadium. Felda got undone when Australian Ndumba Makeche and Liberian Edward Junior Wilson muffed their spot kicks to hand Selangor victory.
The plantation giants, runners up to Pahang last year, took a 2-0 lead after 51 minutes. Bojan Miladinovic netted a 47th minute penalty before Makeche got the second on 51 minutes.
However, the dreadful happened in a 10 minute spell when Ahmad Hazwan Bakri pulled one back on 78 minutes before Guillerme De Paulo header (88th minute) sent the match into extra time and it was all over for Irfan Bakti and company.
At the Pasir Gudang Stadium it was a nightmare for PKNS despite taking a first minute lead through their Japanese ace Keisuke Ogawa. PKNS were still very much in the picture although Leandro Velasquez made it 1-1 in the 61st minute. But four minutes later PKNS were reduced to 10 players when Khairu Azrin Khazali was red carded.
Injury time was full of drama as Shahril Ishak, the Singapore national team skipper, netted the winner amidst the double sacking of PKNS Liberian hitman Patrick Wleh and Fazli Baharudin as JDT II advanced to the round of 16.
It was double delight for Terengganu teams. The Turtles ran out 3-1 winners over Malacca at the Hang Jebat Stadium – as Brazilian hot shot and last year’s Golden Boot winner Paulo Rangel plundered a brace in the 52nd and 72nd minutes with his second coming from the penalty spot after Abdul Manaf Mamat gave his team the lead in the 47th minute. Nurshamil Abdul Ghani scored Malacca’s consolation goal on 88 minutes.
Premier League outfit T-Team, known as Titans, destroyed Super League’s Armed Forces with a 3-0 win. Winless Armed Forces conceded all the three goals in extra time after a scoreless draw. Farhad Tadjev scored a brace while Safawi Rasid got the other in a surprise turn of event at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium in Kuala Terengganu.
Penang are also alive in the FA Cup after narrowly edging Perlis 1-0 at the City Stadium. The solitary strike that made all the difference came from Faiz Subri off a freekick in the 70th minute.
Perak, the first winners of the FA Cup in 1990 when they defeated Selangor 4-2 in the final, also advanced to the Round of 16 with a 3-1 win over Pahang’s Shahzan Muda at the Darulmakmur Stadium in Kuantan. South Korean Namkung Woong, who played for Kedah last season, was the toast of the team with a double which came in the 5th and 48th minutes, Brazilian Marco Tulio was the other scorer. Shahzan’s scorer was Sukri Jaafar.
Singapore outfit Lions XII were the biggest winners on the day with a thumping 4-0 win over Kedah Malays at the Darulaman Stadiun in Alor Star. Fandi Ahmad’s team got the goals through Afiq Yunus, Sahil Suhaimi (two) and Gabriel Quak.
Michael Chukwubunna plundered a hattrick in the 57th, 64th and 80th minutes to power SPA Putrajaya to a 3-0 win over Kuantan FA at the Petaling Jaya Stadium in Kelana Jaya in an afternoon match.
FA CUP Second Round Results (Feb 28)
Penang 1 Perlis 0
Felda United 2 Selangor 2
(Selangor win 4-2 on penalties)
Malacca 1 Terengganu 3
Shahzan Muda 1 Perak 3
T-Team 3 Armed Forces 0
Kedah Malays 0 Lions XII 4
SPA Putrjaya 3 Kuantan FA 0
JDT II 2 PKNS FC 1
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