Southeast Asia Malaysia

Kraisorn Scores First Terengganu Goal as Turtles Fall to Defeat

Thailand international Adisak Kraisorn scored his first goal for Terengganu FC in Thursday’s Liga Super Malaysia action as his side went down 2-1 away at Negeri Sembilan FC.

High-flyers last season, both Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu had slow starts this season, with the two finding themselves at the wrong end of the Liga Super table after three matches. Last season’s runners-up Terengganu only won one of their first three games – a scrappy 1-0 home win over PDRM FC – while last season’s 4th placers Negeri Sembilan have failed to win any of their first three games.

In a quite open game between the two sides, it was the hosts Negeri Sembilan who took the lead in the 28th minute through Gabonese striker Levy Madinda.

However, former Muangthong United man Kraisorn, who came under fire from Terengganu supporters following his failure to find the net in the Turtles’ first three games, managed to find the back of the Negeri Sembilan net right at the stroke of half-time. Taking advantage of a goal-mouth skirmish, Kraiorn expertly rifled in Terengganu’s equalizer beyond the reaches of Negeri Sembilan’s goalkeeper Sikh Izhan Nazrel.

Negeri Sembilan’s winner came in the 67th minute. Substitute Tommy Mawat Bada angled a perfect ball towards Casagrande, with the former Penang FC striker blasting home a powerful shot past Terengganu goalkeeper Rahadiazli Rahalim.

The three points meant that Negeri Sembilan moved up to 8th in the league table, while Terengganu are just behind the Jangs in 9th place.