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League cham­pi­ons PJCC Tigers fell to An­der­son 3-2, with Nur Asyraf Ishak (20th, 42nd) on the mark.

How­ever, An­der­son pulled through with goals from Na­jme Hayazi (fourth minute), Ai­man Shahmi (45th) and Aliff Ikhe­mal (51st).

“I see our match against BJSS the tough­est of the two semis, as when­ever they play us, they some­how man­age to bring out their very best,” said SSTMI coach Wan Roslan Rah­man.

Last sea­son, BJSS beat SSTMI 4-3 for the TNB Cup, and this year in the League, BJSS held SSTMI 2-2 be­fore win­ning 6-5 in a shootout.

“Even though we are Thunderbolts ‘broth­ers’, we aim to give our very best to play in the fi­nal and win one ti­tle this sea­son. Our big­gest prob­lem is trav­el­ling, for we played in Ban­dar Pe­nawar to­day (yes­ter­day) and trav­elled af­ter the match to Kuala Lumpur for the Sun­day semis.

“I hope the boys re­cov­ery is fast, as BJSS are not an easy team to han­dle,” said Wan Roslan.

RE­SULTS — Divi­sion One quar­ter-fi­nals: PJCC Tigers 2 An­der­son Thunderbolts 3, MSPThun­der­bolts 3 SSTMI Ju­niors 1, SSTMI Thunderbolts 5 Jo­hor Ju­niors 0, BJSS Thunderbolts 6 SSMS Re­silient 2.

TO­MOR­ROW — Men’s semifinals: An­der­son Thunderbolts v MSP Thunderbolts (Tun Razak, 6pm), BJSS Thunderbolts v SSTMI Thunderbolts (Tun Razak. 8.30pm).

Women’s semi-fi­nals: SSTMI v MSN Kedah (KLHA, 4pm), USM v KLSS-Wipers (KLHA, 6pm).

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