THE women’s hockey team achieved their target of fin ishing fifth in the Seventh Asia Cup in Bangkok when they beat Kazakhstan 2-1 yesterday.
The win took them into the World Cup Qualifier, and coach Yahya Atan could not have asked for more from his charges.
Siti Rahmah was the toast of the day when she scored a brace, with the goals coming in each half.
“I am proud of my girls as they gave a sterling display in all the matches, and were only beaten by China (4-0). We drew with India 1-1, and this augurs well for the development of women’s hockey in the country,” said Yahya Atan.
China and India went on to play in the final, which earned them a direct entry into the World Cup.
“Overall, we fielded some young players and they held on well against more experienced sides. I believe more can be achieved with this set of player’s,” said Yahya.
RESULTS: Fifth-Sixth: Malaysia 2 Kazakhstan 1; Seventh- Eighth: Hong Kong 2 Singapore 0; 10th-11th: Thailand 3 Sri Lanka 1.