Pic: Anderson hit TBSS 8-2 at the blue Azlan Shah Stadium pitch in Ipoh.
TENGKU Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI-Thunderbolts) hammered the daylights out of their sister Bukit Jalil Sports School Juniors in Division One of the Milo-Junior Hockey League, and are now primed for their crunch match on Sunday.
SSTMI, formerly known as Bandar Penawar Sports School, whipped BJSS Juniors 9-0 and after a rest day, they will meet Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MBPJ) tomorrow.
Yesterday MBPJ showed some grit when they came back from three goals down to level the score against BJSS seniors, only to lose 4-3 off a disputed last minute goal.
“We could have scored more goals against BJSS juniors, but I felt nine were enough and I pulled the reigns on my players as that was not the match we have been preparing for this weekend.
“We have been working hard to face MBPJ, and there was no use in pushing my players to the limit today (yesterday) as they might pick up unwarranted injuries,” said SSTMI Thunderbolts coach Wan Roslan.
And MBPJ has earned the respect of Roslan after they came back from three goals down.
“Any team which can come back from being three goals down warrants respect, and that is what we will be giving them on Sunday. However, I am confident we will claim the three points and continue our quest to land the double this season,” said Roslan whose side hold the Overall title.
And in Ipoh, MBI-Anderson gave Tunku Besar Secondary School Tampin (TBSS) the blues on the newly laid blue pitch at the Azlan Shah Stadium, winning 8-2.
Thunderbolts took a 2-0 lead in the opening ten minutes as Shahril Saabah struck two penalty corner goals in the fourth and sixth minutes. And at the stroke of half-time Hafiz Seleman scored to give them a 3-0 lead.
The floodgates opened in the second half as Thunderbolts went on the rampage, scoring another six goals to humiliate the youngsters from BJSS Juniors.
Goals by Shahril (40th and 47th), Sazril Irwan Nazali (49th), Azmi Deraman (56th), Afzanizam Zakaria (61st) and Sufi Ismat (66th) completed the rout.
RESULTS: Division One -- MBI-Anderson 8 TBSS 2, MBPJ 3 BJSS 4, BJSS Juniors 0 SSTMI-Thunderbolts 9.
Division Two: Group A: Kelantan HA-MSNK 0 Politeknik- KPT 2, Nur Insafi 0 Kelantan HA Juniors 0, Negri HA 0 Sapura 12, Anderson Juniors 4 MSSP-USM Juniors 0.
Group B: Yayasan Pahang 1 Kuala Lumpur SS 4.
TODAY: Division One -- USM-MSSPP v TBSS (USM Stadium, 4pm), UniKL v SSTMI (KLHA Stadium, 6pm).
Division Two: Group A: Politeknik KPT v Anderson Juniors (Alor Star, 4pm).
Group B: MP Batu Pahat v Padang Midin (Taman Daya, 4pm), Tunas Pahang vs KLSS (Kuantan, 4pm), Datuk Taha v Olak (Seremban II, 4pm).
TOMORROW: Division One -- BJSS Juniors v MBI Anderson (Education Ministry, 5pm), SSTMI Thunderbolts v MB Petal ing Jaya (Taman Daya, 4pm).
Division Two: Group A: Sapura v Kelantan HA-MSSK (KLHA, 6pm), MSSPP-USM Jr v Politeknik KPT (USM, 4pm).
Group B: Malacca HS v Padang Midin (Malacca, 5pm), MB Batu Pahat v Yayasan Pahang (Taman daya, 4pm).