But it was a tale of missed chances as ATM striker, Marlon Alex James wasted a number of opportunities to score for his team. His profligacy in front of goal certainly would not go down well with his Head Coach, Sathiananthan Bashkran.
Contrasting fortune for ATM and Kelantan tonight
Meanwhile in Kota Bharu, defending champions Kelantan staged a comeback against PKNS after the visitors had taken the lead through Helmi Remeli in the 13th minutes who beat Khairul Fahmi in the home side's goal with a wonderful free-kick.
However the lead lasted just six minutes when Kelantan skipper, Mohamad Badhri Radzi found the net from outside the box on his second attempt after the first one had rebounded off the PKNS's bar. The visitors looked good for a point as the match entered stoppage time.
Then Zairul Fitri stepped up for The Stags when he diverted an Indra Putra's powerfully driven free-kick past Mohamad Remezey to send the home fans happy with all three points on board for Bojan Hodak's boys.