Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kuala Lumpur beat Sabah for semis...

PERAK boys qualified for the semi-finals from Group A of  the MHC-Milo-NSC Under-14 Hockey  tournament in  Kuala  Terengganu even though they were held to a 1-1 draw by  Penang.
    And the Silver State, who finished second in Group A, will  meet Group B champions Terengganu in the last four today.
    Defending champions Kuala Lumpur also made the cut  when they beat Sabah x-x to top Group A, and will play Group  B runners-up Malacca in the semi-finals.
    “This has been an energy-sapping tournament as my  players had little rest between matches and with the semi- finals tomorrow (today) followed by the finals and bronze  matches the next day, I am only afraid on how fast my players  can recover after holding Penang in a gruelling match,” said  Perak team manager Shahri Mohamed Zain.
    Perak also made the semi-finals last year, but were  knocked out: “I believe we have the players this year to play  in the final and better our record,” said Shahri.
    Perak’s only other blemish in the tournament so far was a  3-1 defeat to Sabah.
     RESULTS: Boys’ Group A -- Perlis 6 Sarawak 1, Perak 1  Penang 1,  Kuala Lumpur 3 Sabah 1.
    Group B: Malacca 3 Pahang 2, Negri 0 Selangor 2.
     Girls’ Group A: Terengganu 0 Kuala Lumpur 4, Malacca 1   Terengganu 0.
   Group B: Kelantan 4 Johor 3, Kedah 1 Penang 2, Selangor  0 Negri 4.
    TODAY: Boys’ semi-finals: Kuala Lumpur v Malacca;  Terengganu v Perak.
     Girls’ semi-finals: Kuala Lumpur v Selangor; Malacca v  Penang.