Monday, May 17, 1999

MM off to a good start (The Malay Mail)

KUALA LUMPUR MALAY MAIL got off to a good start in the FAM Cup tournament
when they overcame Kelantan JKR 2-0 in their opening Group A match at KLFA
Stadium yesterday.
K. Balamurugan was the toast when he scored once in each half on a heavy
Despite the rain, KL Malay Mail took control of the match and should
have taken the lead in the first five minutes of the match if Mohamed Sham
Nor had been more affective upfront.
Quite rightly coach Lucas Kallang was unhappy with several of his
"Some of the players have yet to settle into the system we are playing
and they were directionless.
"Though I am happy we collected full points, the players should realise
it is only the opening match," said Lucas.
The other teams in Group A are Pahang Bentong District, Perak Lintau,
Kedah JKR and Sabah Gunusukod.
In Group B, Kuala Lumpur JPA are with Kedah Ansel Kulim, Sarawak Ibraco,
Kelantan SKMK, Police and Terengganu Perkasa Alam.
Kelantan JKR coach Hamid Ghani said his team was only assembled recently
and the heavy pitch did not help any.
"There was no communication among our players," said Hamid.

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