By K. RAJAN and JOSEPH KAOS Jr - PETALING JAYA: Kelantan’s 33-year-old Guinean striker Keita Mandjou (pic) finally got back to his goal-scoring ways by netting a brace to beat Terengganu 2-0 in the Super League’s east coast derby at the Sultan Mohd IV stadium in Kota Baru last night.
The 2006 Golden Boot winner scored in the 33rd and 64th minute for the win after failing to hit the back of the net for the treble winners in the last six matches.
The win is a welcomed relief for the Red Warriors who scored only three goals and won once in six matches.
In another match, Armed Forces exacted sweet revenge when they brought down league leaders Selangor 2-0 in a highly charged match at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in Paroi.
Argentine midfielder Bruno Martelotto opened the accounts in the 17th minute before hitman Marlon James doubled the lead with a 87th-minute penalty.
The Red Giants were reduced to 10 men after winger Raimi Mohd Nor was sent off after picking up a second booking in the 80th minute.
At the Larkin Stadium, striker Norsharul Idlan Talaha saved the blushes for star-studded Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) with a late equaliser ten minutes from time to hold the Lions XII to a 2-2 draw.
Midfielder Hariss Harun put the Lions ahead in the fourth minute before Italian Simone Del Nero equalised for JDT in the 16th minute. Towering centre back Baihaki Khaizan restored the Lions’ lead in the 37th minute.
Three time M-league MVP winner Norsharul rose to the occasion to salvage a point for JDT.
Meanwhile, Pahang suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to 10-man Perak at the TLDM Stadium in Lumut.
The Elephants’ skipper Jalaluddin Jaafar headed in an own goal in the 42nd minute.
Perak were reduced to 10 men after Mohamad Rafiuddin Roddin was shown a second yellow card in the 85th minute but the Seladang managed to hold on for full points.
Meanwhile, T-Team and Felda United played out a 1-1 draw at the Sultan Ismail Stadium.
Visitors Felda drew first blood as early as the fourth minute with midfielder Khairul Anuar Jamil’s goal before Abdul Latiff Suhaimi equalised in the 60th minute.
At the Shah Alam Stadium, club side PKNS and Negri Sembilan played out a 2-2 draw.
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