Friday, April 27, 2012
Malaysian women receive 8-0 drubbing
PIC: By http://www.malaysianhockey.blogspot.com/
....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.