Pahang went five points clear at the top of the Super League standings with a 3-1 win over Sarawak at the Darul Makmur Stadium.
The Elephants went into the first half break with a 1-0 lead.
Centreback Zesh Rehman, who has often found himself in central midfield of late, connected with Azamuddin Akil’s freekick for his second goal in as many games.
Pahang would have been two up had Matias Conti found the back of the net instead of the post in the second minute.
Sarawak went on level terms after winger Joseph Kalang Tie let loose a shot from the edge of the box in the 65th minute.
But Pahang found themselves in the lead again just five minutes later.
Dickson Nwakaeme, who has often turned provider this season, took on two defenders before sending the Darul Makmur Stadium into an euphoria.
Azamuddin Akil sealed the win the 79th minute.
PAHANG XI: Khairul Azhan, Saiful Nizam, Damion Stewart, Zesh Rehman, Matias Conti, Dickson Nwakaeme, Azamuddin Akil, Razman Roslan, Hafiz Kamal, R. Gopinathan, Matthew Davies.
Subs: Azidan Sarudin, D. Saarvindran, Syawal Norsam, Fauzi Roslan, Shahrizan Salleh, Nasril Nordin, Norazam Abdul Azih.
SARAWAK: Ronny Harun, Billy Mehmet, Asri Chuchu, Joseph Kalang Tie, Dzulazlan Ibrahim, Shahrol Saperi, Hairul Mokhtar, Iqbal Suhimi, Ivan Fatiq, Ryan Griffiths, Patrick Gerhardt
Subs: Fadzley Abdul Rahim, A. Varanthan, J. Partiban, Nazri Kamal, G. Mahathevan, Sabri Sahar, Shreen Tambi