Kota Ranger move on top with second straight win

Fadhil Yunus

Kota Ranger FC moved to the top of the Brunei Super League after they recorded their second successive win with a 2-0 victory over IKLS MB-5 FC at the Berakas Sports Complex recently.

The club’s goalkeeper Azman Ilham Haji Md Noor registered his second clean sheet of the season with his side emulating their result from their league’s opening game.

Jerudong FC, who have made an impressive start this season with back-to-back wins in their return to the domestic top flight, are the only other side that have yet to concede a goal.

The club’s goalkeeper Arib Haji Omar shared joint top place with Azman Ilham in the department for most clean sheets having enjoyed two clean sheets so far this term.

Kota Ranger local recruit Adi Said continued his prolific form in front of goal after scoring in his third appearance for the club, which also included a memorable hat-trick in the Charity Cup in the curtain raiser.

The star forward opened the scoring in the 17th minute for his third league goal of the season before Asyraffahmi Norsamri netted three minutes from time.

Elsewhere at the Tutong Sports Complex, Tabuan picked up their first win of the season after they edged Panchor Murai FC 2-1.

Panchor Murai FC grabbed the lead as Sharul Haji Sabtu became the first player to score in his club’s debut season in the Brunei Super League two minutes before the interval.

However, Tabuan drew level through striker Syaherrul Affendy bin Syahmirul Nizam in the 80th minute before Mohd Irfan bin Roshidi sealed the win deep into injury time.

Kota Ranger FC players in a team photo. PHOTO: KOTA RANGER FC