| Fadhil Yunus |
X TEAM and Kota Junior both won their opening games in Group A of the His Majesty 68th Birthday Futsal Cup at the Indoor Stadium of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex last night.
While winning by small margins, both teams have also not conceded in the tournament.
X Team began their campaign with a 1-0 win against NJP FT before landing a huge blow to Syahkampong with a 2-0 win while Kota Junior recorded identical 2-0 wins against Syahkampong and BVB FT.
BIBD SRC ‘B’ and BVB FT could only draw 1-1 so their top two rivals will emerge as front-runners before these two teams play each other.
Ak Saiful Iman’s brace from either half sealed the victory for X Team with the second goal perhaps a contender for the team goal of the tournament.
Muhd Nur Izzati and national futsal player Md Dhiyaulhak both combined for a perfectly executed team goal accompanied by sublime passing qualities to set up a free Ak Saiful with a simple finish.
The competition will resume on Oct 8 with X Team and Kota Junior looking the likely teams to progress to the next phase.