Kuala Lumpur u-14 players celebrate their title. Malay Mail Picture.
KUALA Lumpur’s Athitsha Tamil Chelvam delivered a hat- trick to beat Perak 3-2 in the National Under-14 hockey final at the Kuantan Stadium yesterday.
Athitsha gave KL the lead in the fourth minute, but Perak equalised off Azril Misron in the 23rd minute, and then took the lead off Amar Zahari in the 46th minute.
Athitsha then gave KL another lifeline in the 55th minute and the match went into extra-time.
KL camped in the Perak semi-circle and won a penalty corner three minutes into play, and Athitsha delivered the title to the City state.
All three goals by Athitsha were off penalty corners.
In the bronze battle, Negri Sembilan beat Penang 1-0 with the goal coming from Ikwan Ishak in the 24th minute.
RESULTS -- Final: Kuala Lumpur 2 Perak 2 (KL win sudden-death goal); Third-Forth: Negri Sembilan 1 Penang 0.