Monday, June 1, 2009

Malaysia under-16 beat Singapore World Cup boys

MALAYSIA Under-16 hockey players showed promise when they held a clean slate after three matches against the Singapore Junior World Cup players at the Sengkang Hockey Stadium last week.
Malaysia won 2-1, drew 0-0 and won the final friendly 3- 1.
Singapore and Malaysia will co-host the Junior World Cup on June 7-21, with Singapore placed in Group D with India, Netherlands, New Zealand and Poland.
And co-hosts Singapore are expected to be in for a torrid time, as they could not even beat our under-16 players.
Forwards Amir Farid and Fitri Ashari scored two goals each in two matches. The other goal was scored by Ibrahim Rosli.
Under-16 coach K. Dharmaraj was elated with the results against a team which is in their final preparations for the Junior World Cup.
“I had three 15-year-olds on the tour, and they managed to soak in the pressure and beat much older opponents,” said Dharmaraj.
The Malaysian boys were supposed to play in a Four-Nation in Germany, but the plan was derailed by the H1N1 flu scare.

Malacca surge ahead

MALACCA City Council edged Ipoh City Council 2-1 to consolidate their lead in Division One of the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) yesterday.
Malacca were locked in a 1-1 draw until a 70th minute penalty corner gave them a life-line.
Syakir Amir gave Malacca the lead with a ninth minute penalty corner goal, but Ipoh equalised in the 16th minute off Nuriman Samawi. And just as the match was heading for a draw, Malacca earned a penalty corner in the 70th minute, and Norhanafpe Omar delivered on the buzzer.
In another match, Air Force and Dolphins shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw.
Ahmad Ridhwan scored a brace for Air Force in the 51st and 68th minutes off penalty corners, while Zulkifli Abdullah (23rd) and Norfauzelee Ali (39th) scored for Dolphins.
RESULTS -- Air Force 2 Dolphins 2, Malacca City Council 2 Ipoh City Council 1.

P W D L F A Pts
Malacca CC 6 5 1 0 20 6 16
UiTM 4 3 0 1 7 4 9
AIROD 4 2 1 1 7 5 7
DOLPHINS 5 2 1 2 10 8 7
BJSS 2 1 1 0 7 4 4
UNIMAP 5 1 1 3 4 11 4
BPSS 2 0 1 1 4 5 1
AIR FORCE 4 0 1 3 7 13 1
FORCES JNRS 2 0 1 1 1 8 1
IPOH CC 2 0 0 2 3 7 0