THE National Under-18 side got-off to a perfect start in the Sea Cup hockey tournament when they thrashed Thailand 'A' 6-0 in Bangkok yesterday.
Nor Faeez Ibrahim was the Under-18 side's hero when he scored a brace.
Mohd Fitri Saari, Amir Farid, Syamim Yusof and Sabri Mohamed were the other goal scorers.
In another match, Singapore whipped Thailand 'B' 11-0.
The Under-18 side, coached by K.Dharmaraj, will face Singapore today.
Team manager Mirnawan Nawawi said his boys played their hearts out yesterday.
"The match with Singapore will likely be a pre-final. The boys' will not hold back as another victory will boost their confidence ahead of the final," said Mirnawan.
The Sea Cup is being held to make up for the December's Sea Games, where host Laos dropped hockey.
Result - Men: Singapore 11 Thailand 'B' 0, Malaysia 6 Thailand 'B' 0.