| Daniel Lim |
MAULANA FT edged Nelayan FT 4-3 in a tightly contested first match of the Belait District Football Tournament 2019 at the Seria Arena Field last Sunday.
Nelayan FT opened the scoring through Osman bin Ahad as early as the fourth minute. Maulana FT responded with a goal from Muhd Ghadafy bin Salleh in the 11th minute.
After 30 minutes into the game, Awangku Muhd Shahir bin Pengiran Anuar netted for Maulana FT to make it 2-1, but Nelayan FT found an equaliser through Mohd Kamarul Harzazey bin Rosle eight minutes later.
Deep into the first half, Maulana FT regained the lead again through Mohd Nur Hazwan bin Mohd Isa, ending the first half with one-goal advantage.
The second half began raucously with both teams putting up strong performances. Maulana FT extended their lead as Mohd Noh bin Abdul Razak scored from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute.
Nelayan FT responded and scored their third goal in the dying minutes, however it was not enough as the referee blew the final whistle shortly.
More matches will be held at the Seria Arena Field – Akhdan ST will face KB FT on July 13 and Hoist FT will go against JDB FT on July 21.