Monday, 2 January 2012

Pahang beat Malacca to win King's Gold Cup

Pahang have emerged as the champion of Piala Emas Raja-Raja (King's Gold Cup) by defeating Melaka 3-1 in the final at the Temerloh Municipal Mini Stadium Sunday night.

Cheered by more than 5,000 supporters of the home team, Pahang repeated its 1980 success when the state beat Perak 4-2 in the same championship.

However, it was Melaka who broke the ice in the 27th minute with Zailan Mohammad finding the net from a shot just outside of the penalty box but Pahang equalised from a free kick by Mohd Hafiz Kamal in the 35th minute.

In the second half, Mohd Fauzi Rozlan of Pahang made a fine run from mid field to push the ball into Melaka's goal to lead with 2-1 in the 76th minute.

Two minutes later an Abd Malik Mat Ariff's header from a free kick by Mohd Hafiz Kamal found the net again for Pahang's third goal.

At the final whistle, the score remained with Pahang beating Melaka 3-1.

The cup was presented by Tengku Mahkota Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah who is also the Deputy President of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).

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