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16 Apr 2013

Turtles Through to Last Four

Terengganu eased into the last four of the 2013 FA Cup competition after registering a 3-0 win over Negeri Sembilan in Kuala Terengganu this afternoon.

Ashaari Shamsuddin who missed The Turtles defeat to Darul Takzim FC recently due to suspension, opened the scoring in the 25th minute when he sneaked in unmarked between two defenders to connect with Effa Owona's pass.

Owona then found the net twice against his former team, the first when he reacted first after Faizal Muhammad's header had came off the heels of Negeri Sembilan defender, Mohamad Alif. Another goal was scored from the penalty spot.

Having led 3-1 from the first leg, The Turtles advanced on a 6-1 aggregate and now will meet Kelantan after the holders eliminated Sarawak on a 4-1 aggregate.

The Stags won 2-0 on Kuching with goals coming from Indra Putra Mahyuddin and Norfarhan Mohamad. The match however was not without controversy as three goals by the home side were disallowed by the referee.

After being held to a scoreless draw in Kuantan, Pahang took the initiative against the home side, Premier League leaders Sime Darby FC. Their new signing, Argentine Matias Conti scored a brace in the second half to eliminate last season finalist from the competition.

The Elephants will meet Darul Takzim FC who staged a remarkable comeback against Selangor at the Shah Alam Stadium. The visitors, already trailing 2-1 from the first leg found themselves further adrift after Mahali Jasuli scored for the Red Giants.

However, Leonel Jorge Nunez the Argentinian who was signed to replace the departed Dani Guiza managed to find the net twice in the second half to tie the aggregate to 3-3.

No goal was scored in the extra thirty minutes and the tie had to be decided on penalties. The home side failed to convert two of their kicks which ultimately seal their fate as they lost 4-2 on penalties.


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