For CIMB-YFA, It was another fruitful day on the pitch as they downed Jasmine Junior 3-1 and then held on tightly for a 2-1 victory over KB Remaja Bersatu to register their eighth win in nine matches.
"We are bidding to win the Division One title. It is not easy but we are definitely striving towards it. There are still six more matches to go," said CIMB-YFA Bintang Muda chief coach N. Radakrishnan.
"The league is tougher this year but I believe we have come back strongly after the first week matches."
He felt the title race was going to be a close affair as Soccerkids-MBSA, Jasmine Juniors and Kelab Nuri Bank Rakyat are all within striking distance.
Soccerkids-MBSA leapfrogged to top of the table from an overnight third position after edging Junior Kids Perak Soccer Academy 1-0 and then swept into an early two-goal lead against Bintang Biru-Assumption FC before allowing the Penang-based outfit to pull one back in the 31st minute.
Anuar Abu Bakar, the director of Academy Soccerkids-MBSA, said it has been a remarkable season so far for his side in the league and they hope to emulate their 2010 success by reaching the final once again.
Bintang Biru-Assumption FC's woes, however, continued with further blows to their already low morale as they languish in eighth position in the 16-team Division One league.
Apart from the 2-1 defeat by Soccerkids-MBSA, the 2012 runners-up's bid to qualify for the quarter-finals looks shaky as they struggle to keep afloat following 1-1 draws with Junior Kids Perak Soccer Academy and KL Youth Soccer respectively.
Strong title contenders Gen Pro continued to sparkle in Division Two -- taking a five-point lead over Ombak FC while Mahkota FA, Fireball FA and Permai FC stayed on course in the hunt for the league crown and quarter-final slots.
*Sumber dari New Straits Times