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INDERA APPEAL FOR REMATCH AGAINST TABUAN MUDA

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Dethroned champions Indera Sports Club (SC) have appealed to have last Sunday’s abandoned DST Super League match against Tabuan Muda (the national Under-23 team) replayed.

The game at the Balapan Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas was called off after 61 minutes when Indera captain Shahrin Hj Momin was sent off for a second yellow card, reducing the team to just eight players on the field.

The referee immediately stopped the game - which was goalless - and explained that it could not continue if one side has only eight players in the team.

However, the decision was not in line with FIFA rules.

In ‘Laws of the Game 2015/2016’, Law 3 states that “A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than eleven players, one of whom is the goalkeeper. A match may not start if either team consists of fewer than seven players.”

Referring to the above rule, Indera head coach Hj Omar Hj Jamil believes that the referee made a mistake by …

3 INDERA PLAYERS GET RED CARDS, MATCH CALLED OFF

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The DST Super League match between Tabuan Muda (the national under-23 team) and Indera Sports Club (SC) was abandoned after the latter were reduced to only eight players on the field.

The match commissioner yesterday said that the match cannot continue if one side has only eight players in the team and that Tabuan Muda automatically will be awarded three points.

Both teams could not find the breakthrough at the Balapan Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex.

Indera were reduced to eight players when captain Shahrin Hj Momin was sent off for a second yellow card in the 61st minute forcing the referee to call off the match immediately.

Earlier in the first-half, Indera’s defender Mohammad Afi Aminuddin was sent for an early shower in the 23rd minute after second bookable offence.

Meanwhile, left-back Muiz Sisa was shown a straight red card just four minutes later following a dangerous tackle on Tabuan Muda player.

Indera’s head coach Hj Omar Hj Jamil ex…

INDERA ADMIT TITLE RACE IS OVER

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Two-time DST Super League defending champions Indera Sports Club (SC) have thrown in the towel in their bid to retain their crown despite their 4-0 win over Najip I-Team on Tuesday night.

Indera SC moved up to second with 32 points but are still 10 points behind leaders the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Sports Council (MS ABDB) with four games remaining, with Najip I-Team now dropping down to third with 30 points.

The army men – who have three games remaining – sit on top of the 10-team table with 42 points, and a win against Kilanas FC at the Tutong Sports Complex tomorrow will seal their first DST Super League title.

Indera head coach Hj Omar Hj Jamil said that their chances of catching up with the army men look to beyond their reach, instead saying that a runners-up position seems more likely.

“I have to be realistic this time," Hj Omar told The Brunei Times yesterday.

“I know I said last week that we will not give up. We are not, but giving up and being realistic is diff…

INDERA KEEP TITLE HOPES ALIVE

INDERA SC kept their slim hopes of retaining the DST Super League alive after overpowering Najip I Team 4-0 at the Tutong Sports Complex last night.

Aleshahnezan Metali converted a penalty in the 14th minute before key players Afi Aminuddin and two-goal Asri Aspar put the tie to bed.

Indera SC remain in the title hunt at least mathematically after collecting the three points they need to stay in contention but even though they completed a maximum, they still need a sensational breakdown to prevent the title to reach the clutches of MS ABDB.

The army personnel play bottom side Kilanas FC this Friday needing a win to seal a first ever DST Super League title.

Indera SC face a hurdle in Tabuan Muda on October 25 to continue a late surge for the title.

INDERA NOT GIVING UP

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TWO-TIME DST Super League defending champions Indera SC are not giving up the fight to retain their crown.

Wasteful Indera were forced to a 1-1 draw against the Royal Brunei Police Force Sports Council (MS PDB) at the Tutong Sports Complex on Monday night – leaving them 10 points adrift of leaders Royal Brunei Armed Forces Sports Council (MS ABDB).

The army men have 39 points and need just six points from their remaining four games to seal this year’s title.

Indera are third in the 10-team table with 29 points with five games remaining in their schedule – a game in hand from both MS ABDB and second-placed Najip I-Team, who are on 30 points.

Indera coach Hj Omar Hj Jamil hasn’t thrown in the towel yet though, and speaking to The Brunei Times yesterday, said he was hopeful his men can win a third straight championship.

“I have said it before that it was always going to be difficult to defend the title, but we will try to do it,” said Hj Omar yesterday.

“We still believe that t…

MS PDB DENT INDERA SC'S TITLE HOPES

MS PDB’s Mohd Saiful Rizal bin Haji Awang delivered a massive blow to Indera SC retaining the DST Super League title after finding the net 14 minutes from time in a 1-1 draw at the Tutong Sports Complex last night. Haikal Zaidi had earlier given Indera SC a 21st minute lead in the first half. To add salt to the wound, Indera SC remained in third spot with 29 points, 10 points adrift of runaway league leaders MS ABDB and a point behind Najip I-Team. The reigning champions still carry a game in hand but a point means that the army personnel only require two more victories to confirm the league title.