STL Premier title race goes down to wire

Oleh Seng Foo 19 November 2018 246
STL Premier title race goes down to wire
The 2018 Sepak Takraw League (STL) Premier champions will be decided in the final gameweek after both ATM Guardians and Penang Black Panthers won their respective matches in Gameweek Seven.

Level on points (26) at the top of the standings, league leaders ATM are ahead of defending champions Penang due to a better set difference (+1) with two games remaining.



Over the weekend, Penang took the top position twice with 2-0 wins over the Kuala Lumpur (Friday) and the Johor Tigris (Saturday).

Despite the two-time winners' relentless push, ATM regained the top position each time by beating the PDRM Defenders (Saturday) and the Kelantan Warriors (Sunday), protecting their superior set advantage at the same time.



However, heading into the final gameweek, the Black Panthers, who have a better point difference (+135) than ATM (+122), might be favourites to emerge victorious as they will face bottom two sides Selangor Pistons (November 23) and Melaka Titans (November 25).

Meanwhile, the Guardians will take on the Pistons (November 24) as well as the third-place Thunder (November 25), who notably ended the former's unbeaten run earlier in the season.

This season's winners will win RM50,000 and be joined by five top Premier teams as well sa Division 1 winners and runners-up in the season-ending Champions Cup.

Follow STL Premier title race on Astro Arena, Astro GO and Stadium Astro, or head over to Gem In Mall, Cyberjaya, to catch all the action LIVE.

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