Malaysia Cup: Kedah and PKNS go through, East Coast sides sent packing

Seven Malaysia Cup matches took place yesterday, with the biggest surprise coming from PKNS, who advanced to the quarter-final while Kelantan and Terengganu unexpectedly suffered an early exit from the competition.

In Group A, Kedah and LionsXII qualified for the quarter-final after winning their respective final group game. Kedah rallied back from being 2-1 down to beat JDT II 4-2. Meanwhile, LionsXII recorded a dramatic 2-1 win over Terengganu at the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium.

In Group C, Felda United narrowly defeated Selangor 3-2 in the final group game, though both sides qualified for the quarter-final at the expense of Kelantan, who were eliminated despite defeating T-Team 3-1, in Kota Bharu.

In Group D, PKNS shocked PDRM with 3-0 win at the Shah Alam Stadium, finishing the group stage as table toppers, with Pahang following suit behind them. PDRM were helpless as they conceded three goals from Gabriel Guerra, Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh and Fazli Baharuddin.

There was only one game in Group B, as Sarawak drew 2-2 against ATM in Paroi. ATM scored through Abdulafees Abdulsalam and Jerry Palacios while Patrick Gerhardt and Ryan Griffiths both scored for Sarawak.

Perak will face JDT today and they will need a win to close the gap between them and Sarawak, who only need a draw in their match to book a spot a quarter-final spot. ATM are still in the mix as well, though they will need to beat Perak in their final game as well as hope that Sarawak lose to JDT.

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