14 Feb 2010


Four-star Brunei Youth end season with victory

Saturday, February 13, 2010

BRUNEI Youth (Under-16 Team) ended their debut DSTGroup Brunei Premier League II campaign on a high after beating Kilanas FC 4-0 yesterday.Equalling their largest margin of victory, which came last Sunday when a side filled with reserves beat Kota Ranger 4-0, the teenagers could have easily scored more yesterday if not for their poor finishing at the Balapan Track and Field at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas.Despite picking up their third win of the season, the teenagers end their campaign still eighth in the 11-team table. Kilanas remain in fourth but wins for Brunei Association of Banks or Perkasa in next week's action could see them displaced.Md Fakhrul Tamimi Hj Sahari opened the scoring in the 39th minute after a chipped pass over goalkeeper Ampuan Md Abd Rahman Ampuan Hj Abd Kahar handed him the easiest of finishes.After winning the ball in midfield, Brunei Youth delivered a perfectly weighted pass to Md Nurikhwan Othman which unlocked the entire Kilanas defence three minutes after the restart.Though his attempt was boxed away by Ampuan Md Abd Rahman, Md Taufiqilah Abd Hamid was at hand to make it 2-0.Md Rudy Hazwan Kamaruddin celebrated his 17th birthday in style when he scored the game's best goal in the 64th minute.Calmly controlling a cross-field pass from the right, he produced a clinical left-footed strike which flew across the face of goal and left Ampuan Md Abd Rahman punching the ground in frustration.Md Nurikhwan got on the scoresheet 10 minutes from time when he rounded Ampuan Md Abd Rahman after another defence splitting pass from midfield.If not for being caught out by Kilanas' offside traps, Brunei Youth could have easily doubled their tally.

But at least they were creating chances, and that was what mattered the most to Rosanan Samak."You can see that the chances were there. That (creating chances) was a problem when we first started playing in the league," said the Brunei Youth coach after the match."This is our first year and I can see we are improving day by day."The players were full of confidence, especially since Rudy is celebrating his birthday today (Friday)," he said, adding that the team would now start preparing for the DSTGroup Brunei FA Cup which will kick off on March 1.

The afternoon's other match saw P Lun Bawang thrash Kota Ranger 9-1 at the Berakas Sports Complex.The win cements the Temburong team's position in third, while bottom of the table Kota Ranger end the season without a win to their name.The 8.15pm kick-off at the Berakas Sports Complex, meanwhile, saw Prisons Department edge Muara Vella FC 3-2.The result maintains Prisons Department's spot at second while Muara Vella ends the season ninth.Liang Lumut Recreation Club (LLRC) Football Team were crowned BPL II champions on Monday after a 2-1 win over Menglait FC.

The Brunei Times

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