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LionsXII back to winning ways

LionsXII back to winning ways

SINGAPORE, 22 May 2012: LionsXII returned to their winning ways with a convincing 3-0 win over Sarawak FA in front of 6,391 fans at Jalan Besar Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The LionsXII started the match with the clear intention to change their recent fortunes and it took them no less than seven minutes to put the point across to their opponents.

A trademark header from Safuwan Baharudin opened the scoring account for the LionsXII in the 7th minute and the home team never took their foot off the pedal from then on.

They capitalised on the momentum and surged forward to extend their lead but Sarawak did reasonably well at the back to keep the LionsXII away. It however did not last as Agu Casmir in the 36th minute, latched onto the rebound after his team-mate, Sufian Anuar’s shot was pushed away by Sarawak FA custodian, Saiful Amar.

Agu then coolly took his time to get into position and slotted the ball past two defenders and an out-of-position Safiul, for the LionsXII’s second goal of the night.

The visiting team tried hard to get back into the game but were unable to do so, given the LionsXII’s tight defensive line.

Both teams went into the break with the home team holding on to a comfortable 2-0 lead over Sarawak FA.

With just one change to their line-up, the Lions came on for the next 45 minutes to take home all three points. And in the 64th minute, Agu Casmir sealed the win for his team with another well placed shot that found its way into the back of the net.

The LionsXII decided to dominate the match from that moment on, leaving Sarawak little space to turn the game around.

The match ended with the scoreboard reading, LionsXII 3-0 Sarawak FA.

Speaking at the post-match press conference, LionsXII Coach V.Sundramoorthy said “After two draws and a defeat, it was good to win tonight. And it is important for us. For me, Agu is the in-form striker we have at the moment and he is much more confident in front of goal. The team played well tonight and for the title challenge, we might just be able to win it.”

Sarawak coach Robert Alberts when speaking to journalists mentioned “LionsXII played well and they were the better team today. It was a good atmosphere and we have to learn from LionsXII today. We lost to a better team and that is football. There’s good spirit within the LionsXII and they have got a good attitude both on and off the pitch.”

Final Score: LionsXII 3-0 Sarawak FA

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