Pahang pushed the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) off the top of the Premier League table Tuesday night after defeating Johor 2-0 at the Temerloh Municipal Council Stadium here.
In the sole Premier League match of the evening, the rousing support of the 5,000 host fans charged the state team to control play and launched repeated attacks at their opponents.
The attacking play paid off in the 11th minute when Azamuddin Mohd Akil put a cross pass from Gopinathan just outside of the box into the net.
Dollah Salleh's boys further strengthened their position with another goal through a Nana Yaw pass to Wan Azwari before crossing it into the penalty box for Azamuddin to slot in his second goal of the match in the 28th minute.
In the second half, the home team continued to mount pressure on Johor to improve the scoreline but at the final whistle, the score remained Pahang 2 Johor 0.