Dollah vs Mora: Pahang to face JDT in FA Cup quarterfinals

It’s Dollah Salleh v Benjamin Mora! 

Dollah Salleh’s boys gave Melaka United a good beating as they emerged victorious with 2-0 win to secure their spot in the FA cup quarter finals.

The Elephants will now confidently take on the task of taming the Southern Tigers in the quarter final of the FA Cup fixture. The winner of the match will go up against Sabah or Negeri Sembilan in the last four fixtures.

Thing’s didn’t really go according to plan – Dollah Salleh 

Although Pahang’s head coach Dollah Salleh is ecstatic and expressed his relief that his team made it through, he is unhappy with the team’s overall performance and thinks that they need to buckle up ahead of their clash against JDT.

“I’m happy that the players were committed to the game and that we managed to beat Melaka United. However, the players were not quite themselves during the game.” he told Arena Metro.

“Things did not really go according to plan in the second half, but we still won and I’m happy. Melaka United were this close to scoring against us, but luckily we bounced back in time to retaliate with a second goal.”

“I have also rested a few players due to injury, and I hope they will recover in time for the JDT-Pahang clash.” said a hopeful Dollah Salleh, who last laid hands on the FA Cup trophy in 2014.

JDT on a roll!

Johor Darul Ta’zim, on the other hand, comfortably demolished UiTM 4-0 via a brace by Gonzalo Cabrera, and two more goals by Hazwan Bakri and Fadhli Shas. Although a tad inconsistent this season, the Southern Tigers are known to always put up a good fight, especially since they will be looking to defend their title.

The Elephants or the Southern Tigers? 

Pahang have defeated JDT back in 2014 during the semi-finals, and they are also currently 2 points clear on top of JDT on the Super League table.

Having said that, it is important to note that JDT have only played seven games this season, as opposed to Pahang who have played eight.

The quarter finals for the Pahang – JDT clash will take place on March 31 and April 1. So which team will make it through to the next round, Pahang or JDT? Let us know!

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