Football: LionsXII held to 1-1 MSL draw at home by Terengganu

The LionsXII's winless streak in the Malaysian Super League (MSL) was extended to four games after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Terengganu on Saturday.

Fandi Ahmad's men have not won since beating Malaysian police side PDRM 5-3 on the opening day.

The 7.45pm kick-off at Jalan Besar Stadium was delayed for more than an hour as heavy downpour triggered the Lightning Warning System.

A marking mismatch allowed Terengganu to take an early lead in the ninth minute as Khairul Amri was powerless to prevent Cameroonian defender Vincent Bikana from thumping his header past a hapless Izwan Mahbud in goal.

But the LionsXII equalised through a swift counter-attacking move in the 55th minute. As a Terengganu corner was swept clear, the ball fell to the feet of substitute striker Sahil Suhaimi, who ran at the retreating backline before steering the ball onto Faris Ramli's path. The winger turned a defender before calmly slotting the ball into the bottom left corner of the net.

Sahil could have won all three points for the home side but his stoppage time free-kick from 25m rebounded off the post.

The LionsXII's next game is a Malaysian FA Cup tie against second-tiered Malaysian Premier League side Spa Putrajaya FC at Jalan Besar on March 21.

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