FAVOURITES Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) and Tenaga Nasional stamped their mark with convincing opening wins in Division Two of the Malaysia Hockey League yesterday.
BJSS took the lead in the 19th minute off Izad Hakimi, and then scored three more off Yusof Mohamed Nor (31st), Hairulnizam Maizan (52nd) and Dangerous Lee Mathew (70th).
Tenaga got their goals off Sabri Mohamed (14th), Faizal Yaacob (33rd), Hafizul Akmal (40th, 50th) and Hizzat Sumantri (68th).
And former champions Old La Sallians Association of Klang (Olak) also got off to a winning start when they beat Bandar Penawar Sports School (BPSS) Juniors 3-2.
"Our target is to try and play in the quarter-finals, which means we have to play much better to be among the top-six in Division Two," said Olak team manager Joseph de Silva.
At the Kuala Lumpur HA Stadium, Kijang Mas of Kelantan stunned Project School Setapak High, when they held them to a 0-0 draw. However, the Setapak side fielded Under-17 players while Kelantan had Under-19 players.
The only major casualties of the day were Petaling Jaya Municipal Council, who lost 2-0 to Anderson of Ipoh.
RESULTS -- Division Two: BJSS Juniors 0 Tenaga Nasional 5, MSN Malacca 1 Bandar Penawar Sports School 1, BPSS Juniors 2 Olak 3, Setapak High School 0 Kijang Mas Kelantan 0, Anderson 2 Petaling Jaya City Council 0, Batu Pahat 0 Bukit Jalil Sports School 4.
Division Three: Matri 0 MSS Penang 0, Nur Insafi 5 Datuk Taha 2, MSS Selangor 0 MSS Temerloh 1, Kuala Selangor 1 MSS Perlis 6, English College 1 Tampin-TBSS 1.
TOMORROW -- Division Two: BJSS Juniors v Setapak High (Tun Razak Stadium, 5pm), Petaling Jaya CC v BPSS (Tun Razak 7pm), BPSS Juniors v BJSS (Bandar Penawar, 5pm), Anderson v Kijang Mas (Azlan Shah Stadium, 5pm), Tenaga Nasional v MSN Malacca (KLHA Stadium, 5pm), Batu Pahat v Olak (Batu Pahat, 5pm).
Division Three: Perlis v Nur Insafi (Kangar, 5pm), Penang v Temerloh (USM Stadium, 5pm), TBSS-Tampin v Matri (Tampin, 5pm), Selangor v Datuk Taha (Pandamaran Stadium, 5pm), English College v Kuala Selangor (Johor Baru, 5pm).