Skipper happy with ‘precious point’
MELAKA showed they have some fight left in them after holding Super League leaders Darul Ta’zim 1-1 at the Hang Jebat Stadium on Saturday in a bid to preserve their top-flight status.
Although the draw extended their winless run to seven games in the league, Melaka captain G. Puaneswaran described the point as precious after Jeon Wooyoung ’s 87th-minute equaliser snapped Darul Ta’zim’s sevenmatch winning run in the league.
“Our target was to get to halftime at 0-0 and we talked about attacking in the second half,” Puaneswaran told TV3.
“But suddenly Darul Ta’zim scored from one mistake we made but we never gave up and we finally got a goal.
“To get a point against Darul Ta’zim was precious after we lost 7-0 at Larkin. During the two-week break we worked on the problems and today we proved it to the fans we have some fight left.”
Right-back Puaneswaran was the victim of an unsavoury incident in the second half when Darul Ta’zim attacker Gabriel Guerra kneed him in the head before making contact with his foot.
Argentine Guerra was only shown a yellow card and a minute later Darul Ta’zim scored from a free-kick taken by Safiq Rahim. Devinder Singh