Today we played host to 6th placed Malaysian Super League side Negeri Sembilan in the 2nd round of the Malaysian FA Cup. This was a big game for us and our 1st real test to see exactly where we belong in the grander scheme of things. With the 5 sub rule in place again and central midfield Rohan out due to suspension i was forced to make changes bringing Azmi (not the striker) in the midfield and dropping our back up keeper to make room, to make sure we had enough cover for the outfield players.
Seeing how the Sembilan lined up, I’ve played against this formation before so i knew that we has plenty of space and time wide, and i told the lads to exploit that from the 1st whistle. They did not disappoint. Our boys were professional, hard working and clinical out classing Sembilan in all areas of the pitch. i couldn’t be prouder how how the lads played taking on my instructions and executing them to perfection. Come full time i had to pinch myself, we beat Sembilan 3-1 and we were the better team for the entire 90 mins. This result see’s us through to the quarter finals and a well earned Quarters birth i must say.