PERAK'S Anderson School will square off against Tunku Besar
Secondary School (TBSS) of Negri Sembilan in the semi-finals
of the Champions School hockey tournament at the Kuala Lumpur
HA stadium today.
Anderson topped group B as the only unbeaten team in the
tournament with 12 points, while TBSS drew 2-2 with Hamzah
Machang of Kelantan to end second in Group A.
The other semi-finals will be between Seberang Temerloh of
Pahang and Khir Johari of Kedah.
Yesterday, in their final pool match, Anderson beat Seksyen
II of Selangor 1-0: "We rested some of the key players, and
told the others to take it easy against Selangor because we
had already qualified for the semi-finals before the match.
"And since the semi-finals is tomorrow (today) it would
have been foolish to stress out the players anyway," said
Anderson team manager Asrul Izraai.
TBSS coach M. Vivekananda is looking for an upset:
"Anderson have yet to draw or lose a match in this tournament
so I expect a tough semi-finals. However, we will be looking
forward to improve on our semis target, and play in the
The Anderson winner against selangor was delivered by
Sofian Kamaruddim (58th).
TBSS took the lead off Shahrir Ariff in the eight minute,
only to see it cancelled by Machang's Izhharuddin Zain in the
55th minute. The Negri school again took the lead in the 60th
minute off R. Satish, but a 70th minute strike by Nur
Badruzzaman saw they share points, but it was enough to take
Negri into the semi-finals.
Pahang's Seberang Temerloh went on a 6-2 rampage to shut
out Mutiara Impian of Penang from the semi-finals.
In the last match of the day, St John of Kuala Lumpur and
Sultan Abu Bakar of Johor played to a 3-3 draw, which gave
Khir Johari the bbreak they needed to play in the semis.
RESULTS: Group A -- Hamzah Machang (Kel) 2 Tunku Besar
Secondary School (Negri) 2, Mutiara Impian (Pg) 2 Seberang
Temerloh (Pah) 6.
GROUP B: Anderson (Pk) 1 Seksyen II (Sel) 0, Sultan Abu
Bakar (Joh) 3 St John (KL) 3.
TODAY: Semi-finals -- Seberang Temerloh (Pah) v Khir Johari
(Kedah) 5pm, Anderson (Pk) v Tunku Besar Secondary School
Fifth-Eighth: Mutiara Impian (Pg) v Sultan Abu Bakar (Joh)
7am, St John (KL) v Hamzah Machang (Kel) 9am.
Ninth-10th: Armed Forces v Seksyen II (Sel) 3pm.
P W D L F A Pts
PAHANG 4 3 0 1 12 4 9
NEGRI 4 2 1 1 12 5 7
PENANG 3 2 1 0 5 2 7
KELANTAN 4 1 2 1 3 8 5
ARMED FORCES 4 0 0 4 1 14 0
P W D L F A PTS
PERAK 4 4 0 0 14 2 12
KEDAH 4 2 0 2 7 8 6
K LUMPUR 4 1 1 2 10 13 4
JOHOR 4 1 1 2 6 11 4
SELANGOR 4 1 0 3 5 8 3