Sarawak succumbed to yet another defeat despite trying their best to push for a win. Joel Epalle was yet again left out as Robert Alberts hopes he returns to full fitness in the up-coming match against Perak.
The visiting team started off dangerous with a nice set piece but Khairul Azahar Eidros choose to balloon it over the bar when a goal looks certain.
Sarawak again pushed forward through Khairul, but he shoot the opportunity wide leaving the home team’s goal mouth spotless.
Negeri Sembilan from then on took charge of the game and started mounting attacks towards Sarawak’s goal mouth.
Jean-Emmanuel Effa Owona was guilty of squandering a few chances, but Subramaniam Kunanlan’s acrobatic shot for goal was the highlight despite Sani Anuar showing save hands.
In the 32nd minute, Shahurain Abu Samah finally defeated Sani when he slotted in the home team’s first goal to put the Crocs behind by 1-0.
After the breather, Sarawak lost more grip on the game when Mohd Alif Shamsudin put Negeri Sembilan two goals upfront.
Owona then trippled Sarawak’s misery when he placed in the home side’s last and final goal.
Sarawal tried to calw back, but the goal by Khairul in the final minutes of the game was a mere consolation, making Sarawak suffer yet another huge defeat in the Malaysia Super League.
Final score: Negeri Sembilan 3-1 Sarawak