Man of the Match: Terengganu 1-4 FELDA United

Let’s face it, this wasn’t the start Mike Mulvey was looking forward to after his head coach role was made permanent last week.

But it was undoubtedly a tale of two halves as well. Terengganu were relatively impressive in the first 45 minutes, though injuries to Shahrul Sapien and Sharbinee visibly took a toll on their tempo.

After the break though, is where things started to crumble. An own-goal from Yong Kuong Yong got the party started for Felda, before Liberian duo Zah Rahan Krangar and Francis Forkey Doe contributed two more goals to make it 4-1 on the night.

Collectively, Felda were excellent. But one man was a little more emphatic than the rest – Francis Forkey Doe. We’re all well aware of what he provides on the pitch. Give him the right passes and he’ll get you goals.

Photo Credit: Felda United
Photo Credit: Felda United

But Forkey Doe showcased terrific composure all over the pitch in this match. Not only did he play a part in Christie Jayaseelan’s equalizing goal, the Liberian forward was equally influential in Felda’s build-up play; using his composure to create spaces for his teammates.

His languid style of play seems to really fit Felda’s attacking approach, and his combination with Zah Rahan is stupendous, to say the least. In fact, his goal was the perfect way to summarize the role he played in this victory. Plenty of composure, with a touch of class.

This victory means that Felda United are back on top of the MSL table, at least until tomorrow. And if Forkey Doe continues his rich vein of form, it wouldn’t be an overstatement to suggest that they could really give JDT a run for their money this year.

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