Angels retains the tittle
20 November 2016 – UPM Serdang Angels retains the Super 8 IPT tittle as they overcome UiTM Lions in the final match. The match takes place at Universiti Putra Malaysia Sports Complex, the home of the Angels certainly provides extra motivation for the Angels to defeat Lions comfortably and wins the championship for the third time.
Being labels as the tournament favourite since the start of the tournament, Angels have a commanding lead in the first half as they lead 20 – 5. Angels start the scoring with a penalty kick by Muhammad Faizal Md Tahir in the 7th minutes to give them 3 – 0 leads. However, Lions shows what they have as they take the lead in the 15th minutes via a try by Garry J.Mining to lead 5 – 3.
Lions lead does not last long. Muhammad Faizal complete another penalty kick to give Angels 6 -5 lead at 22nd minutes. Angels increases their lead 13 – 5 after the try by Faat Hor Rozi in the 23rd minutes and Mohd Syarif Saiful Aazwan first successful conversion. Angels close the first half with another conversion by Mohd Syarif after Mohd Al-Hafiz Abdul Karim’s try in the 35th minutes.
Angels dominations continue in the second half. Lawrence Petus gives Angels the third try in the 45th minutes before Mohd Syarif makes it 3 out of 3 conversion for the 27 – 5 leads. Angels’ scrum half, Muhd Nur Ikhwan adds 5 more points 4 minutes later to increase the lead.
Lions have a very storng 10 minutes and manage to grab two tries and complete both conversion. The first one is by substitute Muhammad Danial Noor Hamidi in the 51th minute. In the 60th minute, it is the Prop turns, Mohd Akmal bin Yassin Chong to complete the try. Muhammad Amirulaqil manage to complete conversion on both occasions. Muhammad Faizal completes his third penalty kick in between Lions’s tries in the 58th minute.
The 35 – 21 score change again in the 72 minutes as Avein Azreen provides another try for the Angels. Mohd Syarif completes his 4 out of 5 conversion to increase the lead 42 – 21. Muhammad Iqbal closes the gab for the Lions at the dying 79 minutes but that is not the final score. Mohd Syarif complete his fifth conversion after Mohd Faizal Md Tahir score his first try of the game in the additional minutes to confirm the championship belong to the UPM Serdang Angels for the third time.
The score after the final whistle is 49 – 26 in favour of Angels. Serdang Angels are certainly on their own class and never look like losing through out the championship. Angels bags RM 5000 for winning the championship.
Photos by ADAM GHAZALI & RIZAL RAZAK (Sportflex Malaysia)
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