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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sabahawks need to plug leaky defence

 SABAH’S leaky defence is a cause for concern as the side were defeated in the Premier League yesterday, going down 1-3 to Sime Darby. The Sabahawks, coached by David McCreery, had gone ahead after a headed goal from foreign striker Koh Traore in the 15th minutes but Fahrul Razi Kamaruddin equalised in the first half injury time.

 Croatian forward Karlo Primorac made it 2-1 after 57 minutes before Zamri Chin’s deflected shot 10 minutes later cemented victory at the MPS Stadium in Selangor. Team manager Alijus Sipil said the third goal was unfortunate but not the previous two. “Poor defending and lapse of concentration led to the equaliser and then (Sime Darby’s) second … it cost us the game,” said Alijus.

 The defeat left Sabah eighth in the 12-team standing on three points but they will look to bounce back when they take on winless NS Betaria FC at Likas Stadium on Monday. Meanwhile, Rhys David Weston will not be available for another week due to a hamstring injury suffered in the 2-1 win over SPA Putrajaya last week. Rhys was signed to plug the gap left by the experienced Mohd Reithuddin Emran and Mafry Balang, both of whom were dropped for the 2013 season.

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