PAHANG lifted the Fifth Raja Noora Ashikin Cup when they defeated Armed Forces 2-1 at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.
It was the first win for the East Coast side since the inception of the tournament in 2000, and it was a hard-fought one in a steady drizzle.
Pahang took the lead off Fazzilla Slvester Silin in the eighth minuet, but Armed Forces refused to give up and equalised off Nadia Abdul Rahman in the 25th minute.
But they were not to be denied their glory, when Fazzilla nailed the winner for them 52nd minute.
In the bronze fight. Police beat KL Sukma 5-3, but the score does not tell the whole story as they had to come back from two goals down before winning.
The young KL side took the lead in the third minute off their skipper Nor Azlin Sumantri, but Police drew level in the seventh minute off Aida Fazriniza.
But KL Sukma then took control of the match to score two goals off Nur Farah Shahira (8th) and Fathih Hasni giving them a 3-1 lead.
Police fought back to reduce the deficit in the 39th minute through Aida and the inexperience begin to tell as KL Sukma wilted under pressure.
Che Inan Melati Ibrahim leveled the scores in the 56th minute and Angela Kais (68th) and Norhafizah Razali’s made sure the third spot.
RESULTS: Final -- Pahang 2 Armed Forces 1; Third-Fourth: KL Sukma 3 Police 5.
KUALA Lumpur reached the semi-finals of the National Under-14 in style when they hammered Malacca 5-0 at the Kuala Lumpur HA Stadium yesterday.
The win gave them the second spot in Group A on 10 points, and they will play Perak in the lest four today.
The other semi-finals will be between tournament favourites Terengganu and Kelantan.
RESULTS: Group A -- Kuala Lumpur 5 Malacca 0, Negri Sembilan 2 Perlis 3, Johor 3 Terengganu 6.
Group B: Selangor 5 Sabah 0, Kedah 2 Penang 5, Kelantan 2 Pahang 1.
TODAY: Semi-finals -- Terengganu v Kelantan (5pm), Perak v Kuala Lumpur (7pm).