ATM bounce back; Terengganu on the rise

ATM got back to winning ways in the Malaysia Super League on Friday evening after recording a 2-0 win over PKNS FC at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium.

ATM vs PKNS FC: Marlon Alex James

By FOX Sports staff

Seven days after a lacklustre display saw them lose 3-1 to title rivals LIONSXII, the Gladiators bounced back by claiming all three points from a tricky test against PKNS.

Captain Hairuddin Omar got the hosts on their way by opening the scoring in the 34th minute, before the league's leading scorer Marlon Alex James wrapped things up with a second 17 minutes from time.

The victory tentatively sends ATM up to third on the table, although they find themselves overtaken on Saturday if Selangor beat LIONSXII at the Shah Alam Stadium.

Terengganu climbed into the top half of the table for the first time in 2013 after beating bottom side Negri Sembilan 1-0 at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium.

The game looked headed for a draw as neither side found find a goal inside the 90 minutes but three minutes into injury-time, the Turtles were awarded a penalty which Ashaari Shamsuddin converted to steal all three points.

Pahang's bid to finish in the top five was boosted as they claimed a 2-0 win over struggling FELDA United.

Argentine striker Matias Conti put them ahead in the 25th minute when he netted from close range after Damion Stewart's header had come back off the bar, before Fauzi Roslan struck his 8th goal of the campaign to make sure of the win.

Friday's Malaysia Super League Results

Terengganu 1-0 Negri Sembilan

ATM 2-0 PKNS FC

Pahang 2-0 FELDA United

Image courtesy of ATM FA



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