Setia Perdana edge Bang Dalam in seven-goal thriller

Fadhil Yunus

Setia Perdana edged Bang Dalam in a seven-goal thriller after a 4-3 win in the NFABD Under-16 Youth League at the Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas recently.

Bang Dalam opened the scoring through Mohd Amiruddin bin Haji Abdul Wahab’s well-taken goal in the fifth minute.

However, a quick-fire double from Mohd Wafi Syahrizan bin Alfizan turned the game on its head.

The second goal by Syahrizan came after he drilled home a low effort into the bottom corner beyond the reach of the Bang Dalam goalkeeper. Setia Perdana’s lead lasted for two minutes when Mohd Amiruddin’s persistence of chasing the ball paid off after he poked home for his brace.

Mohd Azizul Fazliey @ Mohd Irham Irsyaduddin bin Kamaluddin stunned Bang Dalam with a fine free-kick to pull his side in front for a second time four minutes before the break.

There were more good news for Setia Perdana as Mohd Wa’ie Syahrizan bin Alfizan extended his side’s lead with a minute of the second half lapsed.

Md Amiruddin completed his hat-trick two minutes from time to give his side renewed hope but Setia Perdana held on for the win.

Setia Perdana and Bang Dalam players in action. PHOTO: FADHIL YUNUS