Tabuan A off to strong start
Friday, April 28, 2017
A Tabuan A player (L) and a Bang Dalam player during today’s National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) Under-16 Elite Youth Cup game at NFABD House’s Artificial Turf.
A Bang Dalam player (L) and a Tabuan A player during today’s National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) Under-16 Elite Youth Cup game at NFABD House’s Artificial Turf.
National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) Acting Deputy President Hj Madli Hj Mohd Yusof ( front L) meets Bang Dalam players during the opening of the NFABD Under-16 Elite Youth Cup at NFABD House’s Artificial Turf today.
TABUAN A got their National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) Under-16 Elite Youth Cup title defence off to a strong start with a 6-0 win against Bang Dalam in the tournament’s opener today.
Md Aminuddin Hj Masri bagged a hat-trick in the victory, with Md Shafiq Hidayat Al Azim Shahrizam notching a brace and Muhd Hakeme Yazid Said contributing a goal at NFABD House’s Artificial Turf.
Other games saw Projek Ikan Pusu and Rimba Star play out a 0-0 draw at the Bengkurong Community Field, Tabuan B beat Murai Junior FC 2-0 at the Sg Kebun Sports Complex Field A and BTC Red Star edge Tabuan C 2-1 at the Sg Kebun Sports Complex Field B.
Muhd Hakeme got Tabuan A in front after a ninth minute header off a corner kick, and Md Aminuddin doubled Tabuan A’s advantage with a strong shot from inside the box after a cut-back from the left.
Tabuan A, who will be representing Brunei at the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Under-15 Championship in July and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-16 Championship qualifiers in September, were well organised and had good link-up play – looking comfortable on the ball and moving it around with ease.
Bang Dalam gave their opponents too much time and space on the ball and were made to pay again when Md Aminuddin scored his second goal after running onto a through ball from the right and slotting home past Bang Dalam goalkeeper Md Zulikram Muhd Juis.
Tabuan A continued their pressure on Bang Dalam at the start of the second half and hit the post twice before Md Zulikram produced a five diving save to keep out Md Aminuddin.
However, the goalkeeper was careless when keeping his eye off the ball in the 48th minute to allow Md Shafiq to score at his far post. Md Shafiq made it 5-0 after heading home a cross from the left and Md Aminuddin netted his third goal after a one-on-one with Md Zulikram in the dying seconds.
Sunday’s matches will see Tabuan A take on Tabuan B at NFABD House’s Artificial Turf and Besa FC face Parma Junior FC at the Sg Kebun Sports Complex Field B.
The Sg Kebun Sports Complex Field A will play host to the match between Projek Ikan Pusu and BTC Red Star while Kilanas FC and Murai Junior FC meet at the Bengkurong Community Field.
All games are scheduled for 8.30am.