| Fadhil Yunus |
DSP United’s explosive start in the first half and patience in the second carried them in the end to their 3-2 victory against Seri Wira FC and moved to the next round of the DST FA Cup 2014 at the Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex last night.
Khalil bin Saab scored a brace for DSP United with Mohd Nazirul Haddy bin Hj Anuar sandwiched in between in the 19th minute.
Abdul Hafiz Azmin netted in the 45th minute to put the razor sharp DSP United in the forefront in this tie.
However, Seri Wira did not let their guards down and found a route back into the thick of things through Suhaili bin Matassan.
Both goalkeepers on opposite ends endured nervy moments and DSP United had to keep their defence on alert when a player was on a mission going alone for a sight in goal.
Seri Wira FC enjoyed vast possession on the flanks and so did DSP United in the closing stages of the match trying to penetrate the width of the pitch though it was enough in the end to hold on for a competitive victory.
DSP United will meet the winner of the Seri Bolkiah and Pandan match in the next round on Nov 9.