26 Apr 2011


...Meanwhile, in the BPL II, Kilanas FC failed to reclaim top spot after they were held to a 3-3 draw by Muara Vella FC at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas.

Victory was all but certain for Kilanas FC when Naasiruddeen completed his hat-trick in the 67th minute, only to be denied maximum points when Abd Azim struck a late equaliser in the 86th minute. Red Giant teammates Amos and Sulaiman also found the back of the net in the six-goal thriller....


16 Apr 2011


BYT force draw

BYT's Abdul Al-Wardy Abdul Hamid (Orange) hustling for the ball against a Kilanas FC player during yesterday's game.Picture: BT/ Raul Padernal

Saturday, April 16, 2011

MD NUR Ikhmal Awg Damit struck two minutes from time to snatch a well deserved 1-1 draw for Brunei Youth Team (BYT) against DST Group Brunei Premier League II leaders Kilanas FC yesterday.

Denying Kilanas the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table, the striker tapped in from close range after the ever-reliable Kilanas' goalkeeper Abdul Hafiz Ahmad botched a save.

Looking his usual dangerous self all afternoon long, BYT captain Md Azwan Ali Rahman sent in a low cross that caught the entire Kilanas rear-guard napping.

Abdul Hafiz boxed the ball out but only to the feet of Md Nur Ikhmal, who fired home to give BYT a share of the points at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas.

Instantly running together to celebrate as a group, it was obvious how much the draw which maintained their unbeaten run in the league along with Kilanas meant to BYT.

The side made up of Under-18 players continue to trail Kilanas by two points but Hj Md Rosanan Abdullah Samak was more than encouraged by their performance.

"The boys played well but they just didn't take their chances," said the BYT coach, who saw Md Azwan's first-half penalty saved by Abdul Hafiz.

"As long as they work hard I'm happy, and it was some good football by both sides," added the ex-national player.

Kilanas coach Sidik Eya was surprisingly pleased with the stalemate and felt his men did well to withstand a late offensive salvo by BYT which has been grooming players for the national team since last year.

"They used a 3-5-2 formation in the end and we had to defend," said Sidik.

"I didn't really see the goal but I'm happy with the draw," added the coach, who went on to pick out his goalkeeper for special praise.

Ak Azwandy Pg Hj Othman opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with an exquisitely taken goal, cutting in from the left and nutmegging his defender before unleashing a curler to the right.

BYT almost equalised five minutes later when Abdul Al-Wardy Abdul Hamid sent in a cross to the left. It was expertly headed back across the face of goal by Md Azwan but Abdul Al-Wardy's header produced a fine save point-blank save by Abdul Hafiz.

The shotstopper would continue to enjoy adulations after diving to his right to keep out Md Azwan's penalty in the 40th minute when Md Nazirul Zulhilmi Hj Annuar handled the ball in the area.

Minutes later BYT's Md Safwan Amaluddin beat Izzul Wazzien Osman with a strong run into the box only to see his shot scamper wide of the left post.

It was a much more open game in the second half, with the best chance falling to Syazwan Azizi Hj Md Taib, who evaded defender Md Nur Azees Awang Ali but not Md Ashanudin Hj Md Dani in between the BYT goal who was earning a rare start ahead of Ron Junior Philip.

Md Aminuddin Zakwan Tahir forced Abdul Hafiz to tip the ball over the bar for a corner 15 minutes into the half and Md Ashanudin was called into action moments later when he saved a dipping free-kick from Md Nazirul.

Md Nur Azees' through ball carved open space for Md Nur Ikhmal Othman in the box, but continuing BYT's poor form in front of the goal, he fired wide despite catching Abdul Hafiz out of his line.

Syazwan Azizi should have made it 2-0 mid-way through the half when he stole the ball from a careless Ak Dinnie Hafizan Pg Azman at the edge of the BYT area. However, his shot missed the target much to the dismay of the Kilanas faithful.

As fatigue set in, BYT looked destined to be sentenced for their poor finishing with their first loss of the league.

But invigorated after the goal which launched a shouting war between the two sets of fans BYT embarked on a series of attacks, which unfortunately was too little too late.

BPL II action continues tomorrow with four games held across three districts.

The Brunei Times

11 Apr 2011


BIBD hold fort in 1-1 draw

BIBD FT's Shaiful Mohammad (2nd R) celebrates after scoring against Kilanas FC during their DST Group Brunei Premier League II match at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas yesterday. Picture: BT/Amir Amin

Monday, April 11, 2011

BIBD FT withstood Kilanas FC's barrage of attacks to escape with a point during their DST Group Brunei Premier League II match at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas yesterday.

The match was Kilanas FC's lost after they failed to capitalise on their numerous chances and in the end had to settle for a 1-1 stalemate.

Shaiful Mohammad salvaged a point for BIBD FT with a miraculous goal early in the second half after Kilanas FC's Kurmin Hj Bini's effort left them in the backfoot.

Enjoying most of the possession early in the match, the forward gave Kilanas FC a well-deserved lead when he beat the defence and shot past BIBD FT goalkeeper Ak Ahmad Fitri Pg Hj Momin in the 22nd minute.

Kilanas FC's Md Ehsan Hj Moksin had two chances to widen the lead against their opponents but both his shots went wide.

BIBD FT replied with skipper Shaiful wrongfooting Kilanas FC defender Md Nazirul Azim Hj Annuar and taking aim at the bottom corner of the near post but goalkeeper Abdul Hafiz Ahmad parried the ball.

Shaiful collected the rebound and played it to Mohd Shukor Hj Abd Ghani who blasted the ball wide.

The last notable action of the first half was when Ak Azwandy Pg Hj Othman delivered a splendid ball into BIBD FT's box from a corner kick but Kilanas FC captain Md Alikhan Hj Md Yakop was unable to direct the ball goalwards.

BIBD FT returned with much vigour after the break and it paid off when they won a corner. Ak Mohd Asrin Pg Hj Mohammadin's kick drifted to the far edge of the box, where Shaiful met the ball with a header that lobbed beyond the Kilanas FC goalkeeper's reach in the 49th minute to level the scoreline.

The goal sparked BIBD FT's charge forward for an end-to-end battle but it was still Kilanas FC that had the better chances.

Kurmin picked up on Md Khairul Hj Abd Halim's over-the-head pass to slice through the BIBD FT defence. He passed the ball to Ak Azwandy but the BIBD FT goalkeeper Ak Ahmad Fitri denied him a goal with an excellent save.

Midfielder Md Ehsan led a counter into opponent territory and had BIBD FT defender Amp Md Badaruddin Asri Amp Hj Said beaten to freely rifle the ball goalwards. Yet Ak Ahmad Fitri came to BIBD FT's rescue again when he managed to put a hand to the ball to keep his side in the game.

Then Mohd Saidy Hj Abd Rahman and Kilanas FC goalkeeper Abdul Hafiz collided when attempting to intercept Md Salihen Suhaimi's cross from the left flank. Substitute Ak Md Fakhrul Hibatullah Pg Hamzah buried the loose ball into the back of Kilanas FC's net but the goal was ruled out as the linesman had his flag up.

Meanwhile substitute Ak Mohd Sukri Pg Hj Jaluddin wasted two golden opportunities to give Kilanas FC the advantage late in the match.

First, the 24-year-old missed the gaping goalmouth from pointblank after Zulhilmy Majid provided the opportunity. The second time was when BIBD FT goalkeeper Ak Ahmad Fitri fumbled the ball while attempting to save Md Razi Hj Tamit's tame freekick. Ak Mohd Sukri latched onto the ball but the shot was well off-course.

Over at the Brunei Shell Recreational Club in Seria, Brunei Shell FT and Muara Vella FC battled to a 0-0 draw.The Brunei Times

8 Apr 2011



5 Apr 2011


Rimba Star outshine BIBD

(Top)Rimba Star skipper Hazwan Hamzah (L) scored the winner against BIBD FT during their DST Group Brunei Premier League II match at the Berakas Sports Complex last night.(Above) Ak Md Khairul Anwar Pg Md Salleh of BIBD FT celebrates scoring the equaliser. Pictures: BT/ Amir Amin

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

TWO penalties in the first half condemned BIBD FT to a 2-1 defeat against Rimba Star FC during their DST Group Brunei Premier League II (BPL II) match at the Berakas Sports Complex last night.

It was a match to forget for BIBD FT defender Ahmad Nazmie Omar who committed the fouls that allowed Md Rafiie Hj Abd Majid and Hazwan Hamzah to seal the deal in Rimba Star's favour.

Though BIBD FT were the better side throughout the match, the bankers only notched one goal via Ak Md Khairul Anwar Pg Md Salleh.

Supporters did not have to wait long for the goals to come by when both teams found the back of the net within three minutes of the game.

It looked like BIBD FT faced an uphill task early in the match when Ahmad Nazmie felled a Rimba Star player within the box.

Md Rafiie stepped up to the spot and he made no mistake to fire Rimba Star to the front in the 2nd minute.

However the Rimba Star followers were silenced a mere minute later when Ak Md Khairul Anwar towered over the defence to drill in the equaliser.

The BIBD FT forward almost provided an assist with a low cross from the right flank but Mohd Saidy Hj Abd Rahman was not able to direct it into the net.

Mohd Saidy had another chance, at the receiving end of Md Salihen Suhaimi's corner kick, but the header was off target.

BIBD FT skipper Shaiful Mohammad curled in a freekick into the opponents' box and Amp Md Badaruddin Asri Amp Hj Said should have done better to give his team the advantage.

The bankers were made to rue the missed chances when the referee awarded another penalty kick in Rimba Star's favour following another reckless challenge by Ahmad Nazmie.

Hazwan successfully buried the ball into the back of the net but the celebration was cut short when the referee insisted the penalty kick to be re-taken.

It only delayed the inevitable as the Rimba Star skipper beat BIBD FT goalkeeper Ak Ahmad Fitri Pg Hj Momin again to restore their one-goal lead in the 24th minute.

Md Salihen tried to put BIBD FT on level terms soon after with a header goalwards but Rimba Star goalkeeper Abd Rahim Awg Tengah dived excellently for the save.

Rimba Star thought they had lost the lead when their failure to clear a corner gave Mohd Shukor Hj Abd Ghani time and space to fire a missile past stunned Abd Rahim.

However the bankers were left disappointed when the linesman raised the flag for an offside.

Both teams started off the second half slowly and neither teams had any clear cut chances on goal.

The BIBD FT supporters grew frustrated with their players' lack of creativity to find the equaliser and started to chant the team's name to muster up their spirit.

Substitute Ak Syafie Pg Hj Shahrum almost repaid their belief by finding the first real chance of the half but it flashed wide off the near post.

A confusion in Rimba Star's box allowed Md Salihen to shoot from point blank but it went straight to the goalkeeper.

He tried to test the goalkeeper again soon after but Abd Rahim rushed off the posts before he could pull the trigger.

Even with four minutes of stoppage time the bankers were unable to break down Rimba Star, who made no notable threats at all throughout the match besides the penalties, and paid the price with the 2-1 defeat.

The result in Berakas last night means BIBD FT slip down to fifth while BPL II debutants Rimba Star soared to third in the 10-team BPL II table.

The BPL II will resume with five matches slated this weekend.

Saturday's sole match will pit Rimba Star and basement team Menglait FC at the Berakas Sports Complex at 8.15pm. Meanwhile, three matches are slated to take place on Sunday at 4pm.

Brunei Shell FT will play host to Muara Vella FC at the Brunei Shell Recreational Club in Seria, while BIBD FT take on leaders Kilanas FC at the Balapan Track (moved to SNHB) and Field in Berakas. Over at the Berakas Sports Complex, Brunei Youth Team will take on Lun Bawang. The late match will feature league namesakes DST Group FT and Perkasa at the same venue at 8.15pm.

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REVIEW: Ketara BIBD FC menguasai perlawanan ini dan RIMBA STAR hanya dapat menembusi gawang BIBD FC melalui 2 sepakan penalti (Goalkeeper BIBD FC, juga akan merasa perlawana menentang Kilanas FC satu perlawanan yg bererti, kerana Ak Ahmad Fitri Pg Hj Momin (Pat) adalah bekas penjaga goal Kilanas FC, yg berpindah ke AH United pada 2 musim lepas) Walauapapun, diharapkan pada hari minggu ini Kilanas FC tetap akan memberikan saingan hebat dan mudahan kitani berjaya dan unggul dalam Perdana II musim ini!! AMIN..


3 Apr 2011


Kilanas fight back to stay at the summit

Md Khairul Hj Abd Halim (right) of Kilanas FC celebrates scoring the equaliser against DST Group FT last night. Picture: BT/ Amir Amin

Sunday, April 3, 2011

KILANAS FC fought back from a goal down to win 2-1 against DST Group FT in their DST Group Brunei Premier League II (BPL II) match at the Berakas Sports Complex last night.

A goal each from Md Khairul Hj Abd Halim and Md Ehsan Hj Moksin in the second half allowed Kilanas to keep hold of top spot in the lower tier league.

The league namesakes were unable to hold onto their one-goal advantage that Hj Khairul Anuar Hj Yakub scored in the 15th minute.

Kilanas players celebrated joyously when the whistle blew and those unfamiliar with the BPL II would have thought that the team had already won the league.

"It's because we are aiming to better our record compared to last season, when we were held 2-2 by DST Group. We consider DST Group FT one of the strongest teams in the league. With this match done, the next team to beat will be BIBD FT," said Mohd Kamran Sah, the Kilanas assistant manager.

Assessing the overall performance of the team, Mohd Kamran was generally happy with how they controlled the first half although luck was not on their side.

"The match was more balanced in the second half. DST Group were looking to defend their lead so we just kept piling on the pressure. Getting the first goal definitely made the team work harder to score the winner," he added.

Kilanas' Md Alikhan Hj Md Yakop fired a warning shot that DST Group FT goalkeeper Md Ruzaini Abdullah Subi had to palm away at the far post.

DST Group replied with Ahmad Aiman Hj Awg Besar playing Ahmah Mumtaz Hj Johor through for a shot on goal but the latter's effort was blocked.

Though Kilanas had more attacking opportunities, it was DST Group that gained the advantage when Hj Khairul Anuar towered over the defence to drill in the opener in the 15th minute.

Kilanas stepped on the pedal for the second half and the pressure paid off with Md Khairul rifling in the equaliser in the 53rd minute.

Substitute Md Ehsan was called in to play in the 64th minute and the 21-year-old Kilanas player only took a minute to make an impact. The midfielder beat the DST Group defence on the left flank for a one-on-one with goalkeeper Md Ruzaini. Md Ehsan curled the ball with his right footed shot into the top corner of the DST Group goalkeeper's far post in the 65th minute.

BPL II resumes today with two matches slated at the Berakas Sports Complex.The Brunei Times

KILANAS FC: HAPPY BIRTHDAY FAIZ (FAIZAL)!! Perfect present for u bro!..

2 Apr 2011


Fantastic come back guys!! 1-0 DOWN..2-1 UP!! Your the best and keep up the good/hard work Kilanas!! Tahniah!!


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