Partiban scored in the 43rd minutes for Perak.
KUALA LUMPUR, Mac 10 – Two defeats in two matches have left once-mighty Pahang at the wrong end of the table in the 12-team Malaysian Super League without a point to show on a goal difference after Wednesday’s matches.
Pahang’s tally is 1-5 has left the Elephants at the bottom with 11th placed UiTM FC one rung above with a tally of 1-3 after two matches.
After the 3-1 defeat to Selangor FC in the first match last week, Pahang was expected to bounce back against Perak FC at home at the Darulmakmur Stadium in Kuantan. However, it was Perak to roar with a 2-0 win.
Perak scored through J. Partiban on 43rd minutes. With the home ground advantage, Pahang was expected to bounce back but a horrendous mistake by goalkeeper Helmi Eliza Elias enabled Perak to 2-0 up after 59 minutes.
However, Helmi cannot be blamed when he came off his line to check a long ball but found himself caught upfront outside the penalty box.
If he had handled the ball it would have been a red card. The lurking Farhan Roslan, who is on loan from Kedah, gleefully sent the ball into a yawning goal for Perak’s second goal.
In another match, Kuala Lumpur City FC downed UiTM FC at the Cheras Football Stadium for their first win. The City Boys lost 1-0 to Penang FC in the first match.
At the Petaling Jaya Stadium, Petaling Jaya City FC shared the spoils with a 2-2 draw against Melaka United FC. The stalemate left both teams still without a win.
Seven-time Malaysian Super League champions Johor Darul Takzim is on top with six points after two matches – beating Kedah 2-0 and Penang 2-0 – both at home. Terengganu is in second place also with six points but with an inferior goal difference.

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