Impressed with the high-scoring win, Gunabalan doubled the amount.
“I am pleased with the players’ performance and felt they should be rewarded for their commitment and determination. We still have a long way to go in the league. We want the players to continue their winning ways in the league. The incentive should be an additional motivation to the players,’’ said Gunabalan.
Megah Murni, the Division One champions last season, started the match on a cautious note as RSC, yet to win any match in the league, looked aggressive. RSC strikers had two good chances in the opening 10 minutes but were denied by the upright and goalkeeper M. Yusuvious.
RSC manager V. Kanagarajah said luck was certainly against them.
“We had the chances but our strikers failed to make them count. In fact the players played well, compared to our previous matches, but were adventurous in wanting to score goals.
“Megah Murni, with experience on their side, took advantage of our shortcomings and scored the goals.
“We cannot complain as all our players are playing in the competitive FAS league for the first time. They are also from our junior development programme.
“The players are improving in teamwork, individual skills and tactics. We are confident they will get better in our next matches. A win will certainly boost their confidence,’’ said Kanagarajah.
It was Megah Murni’s win in the league. They have maximum nine points while RSC, after having played five matches, have one point from four defeats and a draw.
Megah Murni have also qualified for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Gunabalan said they were looking forward to win a silverware in the league.
“The players can look forward to more incentive if they excel in the FA Cup as well,’’ said Gunabalan.
In the Super Division, Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) continued their winning streak when they defeated Darul Affiah 5-2 in a Group A match at the MPSJ Sports Complex.
Kuala Langat District FA outclassed Selangor Indian Association (SIA) 3-0 in a Group B match at the Jugra Stadium in Banting. Following the win, Kuala Langat DFA lead the table with 10 points from three wins and a draw.
Former FA Cup champions Cemerlang’s woes in the league continued when they went down 2-3 to Hong Chin in a Group B match at the SUK ground in Shah Alam. It was Cemerlang’s third defeat in the league.
Group A: MPSJ bt Darul Affiah 5-2;
Group B: PNSB bt Anggerik 1-0; Hong Chin bt Cemerlang 3-2; Belia Selangor drew Port Rangers 0-0; Kuala Langat District FA bt Selangor Indian Association 3-0;
Group A: Megah Murni b t Royal Selangor Club 10-1;
Group B: Sharpees bty Sri Indah 4-1; SIFA bt Kenari 5-1; Putra Subang bt Kulitkraf 5-1;
Group C: Puchong Hunters bt Kuala Langat District Indian FA 2-1; Horizon bt Frenz United 2-1; UiTM bt SCRC 3-0;
Group D: Wira Stats bt MPKE 4-0; Anak Kalumpang bt Tanjung 5-0; Putra Perwira bt Medan Harmoni 1-0;
Group A: Sri Suria bt Rose Zardief 3-1; SS Putra bt Sg Linau 6-0; Starbrite bt Iman-Permata 1-0;
Group B: Pendamai Putra bt Turi 2-1; PNMB bt Kelisa 6-2; Khaff bt AU2 4-1; Sunday Cowboys drew Red Giants 0-0; NRSSA bt Gen Pro -MMU 4-0;
Group C: Frim bt TPCA 2-0; Petaling District FA bt Lighthouse 9-3;Selayang bt PPJ 3-2; Bukit Rotan Baru bt Setia Jaya 3-1;
Group D: Puchong Rovers bt Vulcans 1-0; Nusantara bt Kop Cuepacs 7-1; Sukaramai bt Lembaga Zakat 9-2; Pos Selangor bt Mutiara-KD 2-1;
*Sumber dari StarMetro