Defending champions KL Hockey Club were hardly stretched as the registered their fourth consecutive win in the TNB Malaysian Hockey League Premier Division by hammering UniKL 8-1 at the National Hockey Stadium.
It was a match between David and Goliath as KLHC ran rings around the youngsters of UniKL. But with a virtual national line up in KLHC, such a scoreline was to be expected.
KLHC opened scoring in the 14th minute through Ismail Abu. And six minutes later Nabil Fiqri Mohd Nor doubled the advantage for the defending champions.
UniKL were stunned as they were forced to chase the ball with KLHC opting to move the ball around, showing the superior skills as Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin Tg Jalil, Ismail, and Kevinder Singh making inroads by creating openings.
And when KLHC were awarded a penalty corner in the 27th minute, Mohd Razie Abdul Rahim made no mistake to make it 3-0 in their favour.
UniKL managed to reduce the deficit in the 39th minute when skipper Mohd Noor Faeez Ibrahim drove home a penalty corner. But any hopes of a revival were doused when KLHC scored two quick goals.
Ismail got his second of the night, and KLHC's fourth in the 40th minute before Mohammad Amerullah Abdul Aziz extended the lead to 5-1 by scoring in the 44th minute.
Harvinder made it 6-1 in the 51st minute. Though Haziq Shamsul was put through with only keeper Roslan Jamaluddin to beat in the 60th minute, he sent the ball wide.
After that it was a case of scoring as will as Amerullah ( 66th minute) and Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin Ab Jalil ( 68th minute) completed the rout.