Armed Forces regained the lead from Police in the Premier League standings when they edged Pahang 3-2 at the Petaling Jaya Stadium Friday night.
The "soldiers" under the "command" of coach B. Sathianathan took the lead in the 9th minute through a penalty taken by Bruno Sebastien Martelotto after Marlon Alex James was brought down in the box.
However, Pahang did not take long to level the score through a glancing header by Mohd Saiful Nizam Miswan in the 14th minute which Armed Forces keeper Mohd Farizal Harun failed to stop.
Five minutes later, Marlon once again put Armed Forces in front before Mohd Azamuddin Akil pulled level for the Elephants in the 30th minute.
Pahang, however, had to play with 10 men when Mohd Saiful Nizam was red carded after a rough tackle on Armed Forces skipper Hairuddin Omar in the 74th minute.
Former Selangor PKNS player, Christie Jayaseelan was the hero for Armed Forces when he netted the winning goal, six minutes before full time.
In the final minute, Pahang suffered another blow when Mohd Shahrizan Salleh was sent off for holding the ball.
The victory enabled Armed Forces to collect 12 points in five matches while Pahang, who earlier were in second place, went down one spot, after collecting 10 points in five matches.