BUKIT Jalil Sports School (BJSS) seniors and juniors hit a bad patch yesterday when they were both hammered 5-1 in Division One of the Milo-Junior Hockey League.
Defending Overall champions Thunderbolts hit five goals past BJSS seniors, while Tengku Mahkota Ismail (SSTMI) also scored five goals against BJSS juniors -- and both the matches were played at the Taman Daya Stadium in Johor Baru.
Thunderbolt, who had beaten SSTMI 7-1, have been the most impressive team thus far in the early stages of the JHL.
In another Division One match, Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MBPJ) whitewashed Tunku Besar Secondary School (TBSS) of Tampin 7-0.
"Although we have had impressive wins (scored 12 goals in two matches) but still we have much work to do as we let in a goal each in both the matches.
"However, our target to win a double this year is still in sight, and with one week to prepare for the next match, we should be ready to seal the lapses in defense," said Thunderbolts coach Wan Roslan.
Thunderbolts and UniKL are the frontrunners for the JHL titles this season, as MBPJ have lost one match, while BJSS seniors also look shaky.
Thunderbolts took the lead in the fifth minute when Aminuddin Zain converted a penalty corner and two minutes later they went 2-0 up with Sufi Ismat getting the final touch.
But BJSS injected some hope into their match in the 13th minute through Rafizul Ezry and the score remained until halftime.
However, two goals from Shahril Saabah (49th, 69th) and Aminuddin (66th) gave Thunderbolts a convincing win.
RESULTS: Division One -- Thunderbolt 5 SSBJ 1, SSTMI 5 SSBJ Jr 1, TBSS 0 MBPJ 7.
Division Two (A): PHK-MSSK v PH Negri Sembilan (rained off).
Division Two (B): KLSS 1 MPBP 2, Padang Midin 4 Datuk Taha 2, Olak-PKT 3 Malacca HS 1.