Thursday, 22 March 2012

Selangor rue wasted chances against Singapore

Selangor skipper Amri Yahya was left ruing what might have been had he taken his chances against Singapore Lions XII in the Super League.

His profligacy resulted in Selangor being held to a 1-1 draw by the Lions XII at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Tuesday.

The Lions XII’s took the lead through striker Sufian Anuar in the 61st minute before Croatian striker Bosko Balaban equalised for the Red Giants 20 minutes later.

Amri, who was gunning for his 101st goal for Selangor, could have put his name on the scoresheet but his header was brilliantly turned away on the goal-line by defender Shakir Hamzah.

“I’m frustrated and angry with the result. If my header had gone in, the outcome would have been different,” said Amri.

“We played well, had the lion’s share of possession and created more chances … but we still ended up with a draw.

“We should have won but luck wasn’t on our side.

“Last season, we played poorly but still won some matches.

“This season we are playing good football but can’t seem to win.”

The draw saw Selangor climb up to fifth in the standings with 16 points from 11 matches.
Perak, who have a game in hand, also have 16 points but are sixth with an inferior goal difference.

The Red Giants, who were knocked out by Johor FC in the second round of the FA Cup on March 10, are now looking ahead to their next league match against Sabah on March 31.

Amri said they would continue to work harder in training ahead of their trip to the Likas Stadium.
“It won’t be easy to beat Sabah in front of their home crowd but we can do it if we buck up,” said the 31-year-old attacking midfielder.

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