Friday, June 21, 2013

DPMM stage remarkable comeback to reach semi

DPMM show why they are League Cup champions as they defended their trophy with an amazing 5-2 victory against Tanjong Pagar who took a two-goal lead into the break thanks to Hafiz Nor and Monsef Zerka.

Surely few will give DPMM much chance that first half display but two minutes after halftime, DPMM pulled one thanks to Joao Moreira and the Portuguese striker then turned provider in the 55th minute when he broke free down the middle and played the ball through to Arturas Rimkevicius, who stabbed his effort past the line.

Having seen their comfortable lead vanish before their very eyes, Tanjong Pagar then had an excellent chance to edge ahead once more three minutes after the hour mark when they were awarded a penalty after Ahmad Latiff had been felled by Tales dos Santos inside the area, only for Zerka to screw his shot wide.

And they were made to pay for that miss as Moreira got his second to put the visitors 3-2 ahead, before Rimkevicius grabbed a second of his own to ensure it was DPMM who had a two-goal lead this time.

Moreira then got his hat-trick to put his side 5-2 up.

Tanjong Pagar United

Aurelien Herisson (GK), Ahmad Latiff, Walid Lounis (send off 70'), Anthony Aymard, Zahid Ahmad, Hanafi Salleh, John Wilkinson (Asraf Rashid 74'), Sazali Salleh, Hafiz Nor, Ismael Benahmed, Monsef Zerka.

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