Kelantan Earn Hard-fought 3-3 Draw With Felda United

Last update: 07/05/2014

KOTA BAHARU, May 6 (Bernama) -- Kelantan had to come from behind on their own turf to settle for a 3-3 draw with Felda United in their first leg of their FA Cup semi-final match at the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium here tonight.



In the first half, it was the visitors who looked menacing with their terror trio of Indra Putra Mahyuddin, Edward Junior Wilson and Zah Rahan Krangar while Kelantan appeared muted.



In the 17th minute, Felda United were rewarded when a pass from Zah Rahan Krangar was neatly tucked in by Edward Junior Wilson for their first goal.



The visitors were on target again in the 24th minute when former Kelantan player Indra Putra Mahyuddin headed in a pass from Zah Rahan Krangar to put them two up.



The visiting team scored their third goal when Mohd Khairul Ismail tapped in a loose ball in the penalty area in the 35th minute.



Stung by the three-goal deficit, the Red Warriors turned things around and scored in the 40th minute through Francis Forkey Doe who slotted home a pass from captain Mohd Badri Radzi.



The hosts closed the gap again with their second goal in the 43rd minute with a header by Ahmad Fakri Saarani.



Seven minutes later, Wan Zaharul Nizam found the third for Kelantan to keep the final score at 3-3.



The Kelantan-Felda United second leg semi-final is scheduled for May 31.



Teams:



KELANTAN: Khairul Fahmi Che Mat (GK), Nik Shahrul Azim, Farisham Ismail, Wan Zaharul Nizam Zakaria, Francis Forkey Doe, Amar Rohidan, Ahmad Fakri Saarani, Mohd Badri Radzi, Zairul Fitree Ishak, Hussein Ala Salman, Brendan Gan.



FELDA UNITED:Mohd Farizal (GK), Mohd Rahman Zabul, Yaroslav Krushelnitskiy, Mohd Khairul Ismail, Zah Rahan Krangar, Thanaraj, Solihin Kanasian, Mohd Aizulridzwan, Edward Junior Wilson, Indra Putra Mahyuddin. Mohd Syahid Zaidon.



-- BERNAMA