DEFENDING champions Perak got off to a rousing start in the National Under-14 hockey tournament when they ham mered hosts Pahang 5-1 at the Kuantan Stadium yesterday.
However, silver medallists Kuala Lumpur went down to a shock 2-0 defeat to Negri Sembilan.
The Negri win was initiated by Fakrul Razi with a field goal in the 23rd minute, while Mohamed Izwan made sure with a 42nd minute field goal.
RESULTS: Group A: Perak 5 Pahang 1, Penang 4 Kelantan 1; Group B: Kuala Lumpur 0 Negri Sembilan 2, Selangor 1 Malacca 1.
TODAY: Group A: Perlis v Kelantan, Perak v Penang; Group B: Terengganu v Malacca, Kuala Lumpur v Selangor.
TOMORROW: Group A: Pahang v Penang, Perlis v Perak; Group B: Negri Sembilan v Selangor, Terengganu v Kuala Lumpur.