RESULTS: Group A: Malaysia 0 China 4, Singapore 1 Thailand 0; Group B: Hong Kong 3 Sri Lanka 0, Kazakhstan 0 South Korea 15, Taiwan 0 Japan 7.
THE Malaysian women’s hockey team did the unexpected yesterday when they only lost 4-0 to Beijing Olympic silver medallists China in the Seventh Women’s Asia Cup at the Queen Sirikit Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.
China, the hot favourites for gold, whipped Singapore 13-0 in their first match, but the Malaysian girls determination paid off.
“The idea was to keep the score down for a morale boost when we play Singapore, and I am elated that our team did not disappoint,” said Malaysian Women’s Hockey Federation secretary S. Shamala.
Today is a rest day, and the women play Singapore on Tuesday, where a win will place them in good steed when they play their last Group A match against India.
China could only score one goal in the first half, but hit another three in the second half against Malaysia.
TODAY (2/11/09): Rest Day.
TOMORROW (3/11/09): Group A: India v China, Singapore v Malaysia; Group B: Hong Kong v Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka v Taiwan, Japan v South Korea.