On a roll: Perlis' Phillimon Chepita dribbles the ball as Negri Sembilan's Tengku Qayyum Ubaidillah gives chase during their match in Kangar last night.Perlis
won 3-0. - CHIN CHENG YEANG/The Star
had a glorious chance to double the Malaysia Cup champions' lead in the 18th minute when he
found himself with just Mohd Yazid to beat.But to the home fans' dismay, the Zambian hitman shot straight at the keeper.
Azlan, easily the most dangerous player on the field, was unlucky not to get his
brace two minutes later when his
long range effort whistled past the Negri upright with Mohd Yazid well beaten.
Negri defender Jason Williams almost put the ball into his
own net in the 22nd minute when he
intercepted Amar Rohidan's cutback.But to the Australian's relief, Mohd Yazid dived low to save the deflected shot. Perlis
started the second half just as dangerously with Azlan again in the thick of action, missing the target by mere inches eight minutes after the restart.
The much awaited second goal did arrive in the 68th minute when Chepita
planted one of his
trademark firm headers into the net.
The Deer only came alive after falling two goals behind but it was the home side who stretched their lead through Mohd Faisal Esahar six minutes from the end.
The substitute was quick on his
feet to snap up a rebound after Mohd Yazid failed to hold on to an Azlan effort. PERLIS: Tay Sin Kiat, Adrien Jurad, Kabwe Kamuzati, Madzalan Emoi, Mohd Nazaruddin Zain, Shariman Che Omar, Amirul Nizam Mahadzir (Khairul Anuar Ramli), Amar Rohidan (Mohd Faisal Esahar), Mohd Hardi Ahmad (Mohd Redzuan Othman), Azlan Ismail, Phillimon Chepita.