Monday, 20 February 2012

Pahang and Sime Darby progress to second round of FA Cup

Sime Darby FC and Pahang became the last two teams to book their tickets to the second round of the FA Cup after overcoming their respective opponents Sunday.

Sime Darby beat Sabah 2-0 at the Selayang Stadium with goals from Mohd Shazlan Alias (40th minute) and Liberian import Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh (45th minute).

In the second round to be played on March 10, Sime Darby, coached by Ismail Zakaria will face USM FC who beat Pos Malaysia, 2-1 Saturday.

Pahang under coach Dollah Salleh edged Felda United 1-0 at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka through Mohd Hafiz Kamal's solitary strike in the 39 minute and rewarded themselves with a face off against T-Team who beat Johor 2-0 Saturday.

As of Saturday, 14 teams had qualified for the second round, namely Perak, Terengganu, Kelantan, Lions XII, NS Betaria FC, USM FC, Johor FC, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Preach Khan Reach FC (Cambodia), SPA FC, Kedah, Perlis and T-Team.

With Sime Darby and Pahang making the list today, 16 teams will compete in the second round on March 10 and the eight winning teams will book their places in the quarterfinals.

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