DOLLAH BAFFLED BY THE SUBSTITUTES

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PETALING JAYA, 4 Oct – Selangor’s caretaker German coach Michael Feichtenbeiner was blowing his own trumpet after a 7-0 win over relegated and winless Police but the real drama was in Kuantan where Pahang blew a 3-0 lead to settle for a 3-3 draw with Perak in Saturday’s Super League matches.
Nothing to shout about Selangor’s big win as it was expected who had only two points to show after 10 matches and scored only four and conceded a massive 25.
On top of that Police have a minus one point.
Feichtenbeiner spoke of his ”attacking football” against a demoralized side – with the Red Giants scoring a brace through Sean Selvaraj while Ifedayo Olusegun, Brendan Gan, Safuwan Baharudin and Rufino Segovia scored one each.
In Kuantan, Pahang coach Dollah Salleh made five changes after the break and it was a complete change of fortunes for the Elephants who led 3-0 in the first half with Dinesh Rajbanshi (8th minute), Nik Haseefy (27th) and Ivan Carlos (41st) getting their names into te score sheet.
Dollah was baffled as Pahang simply lost the rhythm after the break as Perak grew in confidence when J. Partiban fired a left footer past Helmi Eliza Elias on 48 minutes.
Shahrel Fikri made 2-1 after 84 minutes before another of Partiban’s left footer into the right corner of the net was enough for Perak to share the spoils and retain their second place in the league.
“I made five changes for the second half but we simply lost the rhythm after that. The teamwork collapsed and with that, we lost the flow of our game,” said a disappointed Dollah.
His Perak counterpart Mehmet Durakovic was one happy man in Kuantan and reaped praises on his team for the ”tremendous fightback” that kept his team in the race for the second spot and a place in the AFC Cup.

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