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Football: LionsXII's v PKNS Malaysian FA Cup match called off, replay Saturday

Published on Jan 25, 2013 5:55 PM
 
The LionsXII train ahead of their MSL clash against Terengganu in this file photo. The LionsXII were handed an unlikely reprieve after their Malaysian FA Cup match against PKNS FC was postponed owing to heavy rain today, Jan 25, 2013. -- PHOTO: NURIA LING

THE LionsXII were handed an unlikely reprieve after their Malaysian FA Cup match against PKNS FC was postponed owing to heavy rain today.

PKNS were leading 1-0 at the Petaling Jaya Stadium when referee Zamzaidi Katimin called a halt to proceedings on the waterlogged pitch in the 37th minute.

The round-of-32 clash will now be replayed on Saturday with the score reset to 0-0. The time and venue for the replay have yet to be confirmed.

The hosts, who had beaten the LionsXII 1-0 in the Malaysian Super League last week, had taken the lead in the third minute through defender Helmi Remeli's close-range header from a free kick.