| Fadhil Yunus |
A BRACE from Mohd Sapri helped IKLS secure a 4-2 victory against MBS United FC in the DST National Football Veteran President’s Cup at the JKR Field yesterday.
IKLS opened the scoring through Mohd Sapri in the first minute but MBS pegged back in the 25th minute through Pg Ab Malik Pg Badaruddin.
IKLS regained the lead in the 71st minute courtesy of Mohd Yamin before Mohd Sapri added his second.
Azmain put the tie beyond doubt eight minutes from time before Pg Kamarulzaman netted a mere consolation for MBS in the 86th minute.
Ikatan Kampung Lorong Sikuna, or popularly known as IKLS in short, was formed in 1964 and they recently celebrated their 50th year anniversary.
Their junior side sealed promotion to the DST Super League after finishing second in the DST Premier League last year.
The majority of the team, if not all, hail from Kg Lorong Sikuna with the younger players continuing the decades-long tradition.
A product of the IKLS youth system and a graduate that have gone through the ranks is DPMM FC player Awangku Fakharrazi.
IKLS first major achievement came after winning the Brunei-Muara District level Division II league in 1992. They have also competed in the Standard Chartered Cup tournament.
The veteran IKLS players have also represented the national squad including Malaysia Cup-winning member Rosli Hj Liman and Mohan Yamin Hj Taha.
Their players featured for the national team squad at the end of the 1990s with Rosli Hj Liman arguably the most popular of all thanks in part for his man-of-the-match performance in the 1999 Malaysia Cup Final against Sarawak.
Meanwhile, a Tommy Kambang hat-trick inspired PSJD to a 4-2 victory over Stoneville FC at the Batu Apoi Sports Complex in the Temburong District.
Maleianie Suud was the other scorer for PSJD while Stoneville’s goals came from an own goal and Osman Hj Abu Bakar.
Astavilla Vet and AKSE Bersatu settled for a 3-3 draw after AKSE’s Md Saidi Hj Tudin cancelled out Shah Minan 85th minute strike at the Awang Semaun Secondary School.
Zukifli Hj Mohammad and Suhaili Ahmad had earlier both bagged doubles for their teams.