NST hockey and netball players with their medals.
A SHAHIR OTHMAN field goal was enough to seal victory for the New Straits Times editorial team in the NPC-Milo Inter-Media 9-a-Side Hockey and Netball Championships in Kelab Aman, Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
The NST “B” team made it a double for the newspaper when they emerged champions in the netball tournament after edging the National Press Club team 4-3 in an intense final.
The hockey final saw NST “A”, which was the side representing the editorial department, face-off with NST “B”, a combined team of staff from all other departments.
NST “B” led by news editor MK Megan were the hot favourites entering the final, but were pinned back for most of the 20-minute final, until the point when goalmouth melee in the 15th minute was settled by Shahir, who hit the board from close range.
The Malay Mail finished third in the round-robin five-team competition, while Bernama finished fourth.
Champions of both competitions went home with a RM1,200 cash prize, while the runners-up took home RM1,000, RM800 for third and RM500 went to the fourth placed team.