Kogilan, one of the most consistent strikers in the Premier Division, was on target in the 20th and 36th minutes while Kumaresan scored Megah Murni’s third goal in the 46th minute. Megah Murni were easily in control of the game and looked set to increase their goals. But all their dreams were shattered when it started to rain with thunder and lightning. The match officials had no alternative but to call off the match. As per the competition rules, the match has to be replayed. The competition committee, headed by Datuk Emran Kadir, will meet soon to decide on the new date for the match.
Megah Murni president G. Gunabalan said it was unfortunate the match was called off as they were looking forward to increasing their points in the table. “The players are doing well in the league. We are expecting the players to be committed towards our goal. We are unbeaten in the league and our aim is to finish among the top two to qualify for the quarter-finals. We would like the players to be focused towards our target.
“It is not going to be easy and the players must realise that they have a long way to go. Our rivals in Group A are also strong. So we cannot afford to be complacent,’’ said Gunabalan. Pelangi, Megah Murni’s rival in Group A, put up a gallent display and edged Damansara Bersatu 4-3 at Taman Berjaya while BBPJ drew 1-1 with Klang Gate.
Megah Murni are leading Group A with 10 points from three wins and a draw while Pelangi, who have played one match less, are second with nine points from three wins, In Group B, Selangor Indian Football Asso-ciation (SIFA) continued their winning when they edged Sri Remaja 3-2 at Taman Berjaya. Following the win, SIFA have maximum 12 points from four wins and leading the table. Seranta moved to the second spot after a convincing 6-2 win over Kulitkraf.
In the Super Division, Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) continued their winning ways with a convincing 3-0 win over UMW in a Group A match at the MPSJ Sports Complex. The win was MPSJ’s sixth in as many matches. They are leading Group A with 18 points. Former champions, Sultan Sulaiman Club (KSS) moved to the third spot in Group A with a slim 1-0 win over Proton at the Hicom ground. Selangor Indian Association (SIA) notched their first win in the league when they edged Malaysia Airlines 5-4 in a Group B match at the Proton ground while Port Rangers demolished former FA Cup champions 3-0.
Kuala Langat District FA are leading Group B with 11 points from three wins and two draws. However Belia Selangor, who have played one match less, are second with 10 points from three wins and a draw. Besides the match between Megah Murni and Suriavilla, two other matches — Putra Perwira vs Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) and Kuala Langat District FA vs Belia Selangor — were also affected due to heavy rain. The competition committee will also have to decide on four matches — MPKE vs Tanjung; Selangor Chinese Recreation Club vs Frenz United; Grashopper vs Sri Indah and Turi vs Batu Caves — not played because of technical reasons.
- Group A: Sultan Sulaiman Club bt Proton 1-0; Subang Jaya Municipal Council bt UMW 3-0;
- Group B: Port Rangers bt Cemerlang 3-0; Selangor Indian Association bt MAS 5-4
- Group A: Pelangi bt Damansara Bersatu 4-3; BBPJ drew Klang Gate 1-1;
- Group B: Selangor Indian Football Association bt Sri Remaja 3-2; Seranta bt Kulitkraf 6-2;
- Group A: Nilam Puri bt Damansara 3-1; Hulu Langat District Football Association bt SB My World 1-0; SS Putra bt Rose 4-0; Sri Suria bt Sungai Linau 6-1;
- Group B: AU2 bt Pendamai Putra 3-2; Red Giants bt Khaff 2-1;
- Group C: Bukit Rotan Baru bt Bukit Lanchong 3-1; Pemuda Pandamaran Jaya bt Lighthouse 2-1; Setia Jaya bt Petaling District Football Association 3-0
- Group D: Sukaramai bt Pos Selangor 3-1; Padang Jawa Packers bt Mutiara KD 5-4; Vulcans drew Nusantara 1-1; Rovers bt Setia Kelana 2-1; Puchong Rovers drew IC Subang 1-1;
*Sumber dari Starmetro