| Fadhil Yunus |
AL-IDRUS collected their first silverware of the new season after defeating XN FT 2-1 in the Sumbangsih Cup final at the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium, Police Headquarters, in Gadong.
Mohd Sadiy bin Abdullah scored the opener for the FA Cup holders before Pg Sallehudin Pg Yusuf doubled the lead in the second half with a well-worked team goal.
XN FT survived numerous scares from a barrage of attacks orchestrated by a well- drilled Al-Idrus side.
Al-Idrus failed to capitalise when XN FT’s keeper was caught in no man’s land, spurning a good chance from close range.
There was a minor scare in the end when XN FT were gifted a penalty for handball.
Former Wasps star Suni Mat Jerah duly converted the penalty to give his team some hope butf XN FT’s impotence in front of goal meant Al-Idrus had little for worry about.
Pehin Datu Indera Sugara Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof bin Abu Bakar, Vice-President of National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD), presented the prizes.