| Fadhil Yunus |
TELBRU FT kicked off the DST FA Cup with a 3-2 win over BIBD SC FT at Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex.
Ak Md Khairul Anwar bin Pg Md Salleh scored from the spot on the stroke of half- time to establish a 1-0 lead for the bank side, a decision which TelBru FT manager Abdullah Hj Raini felt was harsh, given that the first-half “exceeded the allocated injury time awarded”.
TelBru did not let their guards down as Mohd Syarafuddin bin Ahmad levelled the score two minutes inside the second half.
BIBD’s lead through Muhd Najib bin Hj Awg Tuah only lasted four minutes after Ak Md Khairul Anwar scored his second.
However, Muhd Najip was not to be denied, with his 78th minute winner proving to be the difference between the two sides.
TelBru FT will play Savilla FC in the second round on November 5.