Spasogoal To The Rescue
Spasojević who handed his captaincy to Amri Yahyah scored 2 goals to earn Melaka United a point at the Hang Jebat Stadium against PKNS FC with a 2-2 scoreline. Melaka United did not field Aguero as he was suspended due to yellow cards.
Melaka United started brightly as early as the 4th minute when Jeon squared the ball to Amri only to see his shot went wide. Spasojević also tried his luck when he turned the defender and had a shot but it also went wide. Ball possesion was controlled by Melaka United and in the 31st minutes, Khair Jones made a penetrating run into PKNS defence and was fouled in the penalty box. The 2016 Malaysian Premier League top scorer, Spasojević easily converted the penalty to make it 1-0. PKNS equalized 2 minutes later through Patrick Ronaldinho as he pounced a rebound from Melaka United goalkeeper Fazli Paat’s mistake to make it 1-1. Safee Sali made it 1-2 with a long ranged shot from outside the box. It did not took long for Melaka United to score the equalizer when Amri made a delightful cross for Spasojević to head into the back of the net in the 42nd minutes.
Second half started with the same tempo with R Surendran made an shot in the 46th minutes but was saved by the PKNS goalkeeper, Zamir Selamat. Melaka United kept mounting the pressure but lack the finishing with the opportunity given. Substitute Fauzi Roslan had his shot hit the cross bar in the 87th minutes. It ended 2-2 with Melaka United getting 10 points from 11 matches played. Melaka United will face JDT at Hang Jebat Stadium on 6th of May.