KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 (Bernama) -- Pahang are almost sure of ending the Super League competition this season within the top three despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Terengganu FC at Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium, Kuala Terengganu, tonight.
The first half of the East Coast derby saw both teams making several good attempts at goal.
The Turtles headed by England-born import, Lee Andrew Tuck went ahead first via Syamin Yahya who slammed in ball from outside the penalty box in the 42nd minute.
Defender Adib Aizuddin Ab Latif almost put TFC two up but his effort was saved by goalkeeper Rezemy Che Ros.
Pahang fought back and equalised five minutes after the break via the country's first naturalised player, Mohamadou Sumareh before both teams wrangled fruitlessly for the winning goal for the rest of the game.
The result saw Pahang now sitting at the second place with 37 points needing only one more point in the last two matches to finish among the top three teams.
In this regard, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia FC (UKM FC) could finally heave a sigh of relieve by escaping the relegation zone with a 3-2 victory over Johor Darul Ta’zim II (JDT II) at Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium in Cheras.
Croatian import Mateo Roskam emerged as the team's hero when he scored two goals in the 23rd and 52nd minutes to enable UKM FC collect three points for a total of 22 points to get out of relegation zone.
Earlier, Milad Zanidpour Mansour opened the score for UKM FC in the 20th minute while JDT's two goals were netted by Muhammad Izaffiq Ruzi in the 24th minute via a penalty followed another penalty by Md Rozaimi Abd Rahman in additional time in the second half.