Friday, April 27, 2012

Malaysian women receive 8-0 drubbing

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....The floodgates opened in the second half as the Japanese scored six unanswered goals. The hosts spent nearly the entire half camped in front of the Malaysian net and used the experience to craft some fancy plays that included tic-tac-toe goals and spinning behind the back moves. Malaysia could do little to stop the onslaught as they were visibly frustrated and worn out. ... FIH

THE Malaysian women’s hockey team were hammered 8- 0 by Japan in the Olympic Qualifier in Kakamigahara  yesterday.
    The whitewash, at the back of a 4-0 defeat to Azerbaijan,  shattered Malaysia’s dream of playing in the London  Olympics.
   Now, they will play for fourth to sixth placing, to strengthen  their world rankings.
     Japan, ranked ninth in the world, took a 2-0 lead at the  half-time against 23 ranked Malaysia.
   And six more goals, including a penalty stroke, came  Japan’s way in the remaining 35 minutes. Malaysia next play  Belarus tomorrow, and it is expected to be another uphill  battle for the ladies.
   RESULTS: Azerbaijan 3 Belarus 0; Japan 7 Malaysia 0;  Austria 0 Chile 3.
   TOMORROW: Chile v Japan; Austria v Azerbaijan; Belarus  v Malaysia.