Saturday, September 15, 2012
Malaysia outclass Kazakhstan 11-1
THE Malaysian women booked their Second Round ticket when they outclassed Kazakhstan 11-1 in the World League in Kuantan yesterday.
With two out of four teams in Kuantan moving into the next round, there was never a doubt that Malaysia would advance.
And the ladies showed their class by taking a 6-0 lead in the first half itself And the match against Sri Lanka today will be sheer formality for Malaysia to complete the fixtures.
What is remarkable is that Malaysia has scored 22 goals in two matches.
“Honestly I never expected this scoreline as Kazakhstan has an experienced side. Perhaps they were tired playing two consecutive matches. Still, I will not take the credit away from my players who played a super game,” said Malaysian coach Nasihin Nubli.
The Malaysian goals were scored by Nadia Abdul Rahman (third, 16th), Fazilla Slyvester Silin (sixth), Siti Rahmah Othman (15th), Fatin Naimah Zaki (18th), Siti Noor Amarina (22nd), Rabiatul Adawiyah (37th), Norazlin Sumantri (44th, 64th), Nur Hidayah Bokhari (49th) and Raja Norsharina (65th).
The Kazakhstan goal was scored by Gulnara Imangaliyeva in the 59th minute.
In another match, Sri Lanka beat Singapore 3-2 to keep their hopes alive of landing a berth into the second round.
But the Lankans face a daunting task of having to beat Kazakhstan today to advance.
RESULTS: Singapore 2 Sri Lanka 3, Kazakhstan 1 Malaysia 11.
TODAY: Singapore v Kazakhstan (4pm), Malaysia v Sri Lanka (6pm).