Friendly match JDT ll vs Melaka United
Melaka United played their third friendly match and the first match under new Head Coach, Eduardo Almeida. Izzaq Faris lead the attack line supported by Jasmir Mehat who scored the winner against Negeri Sembilan last week. Syawal Norsam given the responsibility to be the captain for this match for Melaka United .
Both teams played cautiously and mostly concentrated in the middle. In the 28th minute, JDT broke the deadlock from a Barrales freekick to beat Melaka United’s goalkeeper, Badrulzaman. Sivanesan’s low shot that was out of JDT II goalkeeper, Sam Sommerville’s reach in the 32nd minute to level the score for Melaka United. In the 39th minutes, Jasmir Mehat’s square pass was finished by Izzaq Faris to make it 1-2 for Melaka United.
In the second half, Almeida substituted in Azinee Taib and Nicholas Swirad to strengthen the lead. Sivanesan’s 65th minutes shot was saved by JDT II substitute goalkeeper, Sasikumar. Melaka United did not gave any space for JDT II to make any attack and Marko Simic did not waste the opportunity to score Melaka United’s 3rd goal. The match ended a 1-3 victory to Melaka United. Melaka United will meet Malaysia U-22 this Thursday at Hang Jebat Stadium.