By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Veteran forward Indra Putra Mahayuddin opened the scoring for Kelantan four minutes before the hour mark, but Irwan Fadzli Idrus equalised six minutes from time to send the game to penalties.
After the first three takers from either side successfully found the back of the net, Rizal Fahmi and R. Surendran both failed to hit the target, before Daudsu Jamaluddin missed for the Red Warriors, allowing Bruno Martelotto to step up and win his side the Charity Shield with his conversion.
With the 2013 Malaysia Super League campaign set to kick off in three days' time, both sides entered Saturday's game at the Shah Alam Stadium looking to get the year off to the right note.
In addition, ATM were looking to avenge last season's 3-2 defeat to the Red Warriors in the final of the Malaysia Cup.
However, they were dealt a blow after just ten minutes when Fainizam Nordin picked up an injury and had to be replaced by youngster Syazuan Hazani.
Nonetheless, the enforced change did little to hamper B. Sathianathan's charges, who were unlucky not to take the lead shortly after when Syazuan latched onto a pass by Martelotto and sent an effort back off the crossbar.
The forward then nearly turned provider when he played a searching ball straight onto the head of Hairuddin Omar, only for ATM's talismanic skipper to head wide.
Kelantan then mustered their first real effort on goal straight after when new signing Zairo Anuar found space outside the box and unleashed a ferocious strike that was well saved by Farizal Harun.
Still, the Red Warriors duly took the lead in the 56th minute when Indra Putra drilled a low shot towards goal that took a deflection off Shukor Adan, before finding the back of the net.
Minutes later, it nearly could have been 2-0 when Guinea international Keita Mandjou fired home, only to be denied by the linesman's flag for offside.
By now, Kelantan were firmly in the ascendancy but four minutes from time, they were left to rue their inability to grab a second when Irwan Fadzli curled home a delightful to send the game to penalties, where ATM eventually did enough to win the first piece of silverware on offer in 2013.