Sunday, February 23, 2014

Politeknik-KPM claim Division Two title...

DIVISION One champions SSTMI Thunderbolts will meet MSP-Pahang in the Milo Cup quarter-finals after the draw was conducted at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.
   The quarter-finals will be played on a home-and-away format on Feb 28 and March 2, and the second last eight will be between Malacca High School and Olak-PKT.
    The other quarters will be between Petaling Jaya Minicipal Council and Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS), while UniKL Young Guns are expected to face a tough time against Politeknik-KPM.
   In the final of the Division Two playoffs yesterday, Politeknik-KPM lifted the title when they beat BJSS 2-1. Politeknik-KPM drew first blood in the 14th minute when Ashran Hamsani scored a penalty corner rebound, but BJSS drew level in the 25th minute off a Fakhri Ardillah field goal.
   However, Ashram Hamsani scored the winner for Politeknik-KPM off a penalty corner attempt in the 69th minute.
   Meanwhile, Olak-PKT beat MSP-Pahang 2-1 to finish third in the Division Two playoffs.
   And the good news for them was that their sponsors PKT, a logistics company based in Klang, has promised to reward the Olak boys with a trip to Bali, Indonesia.
   "Our sponsors PKT were delighted that we will be back in Division One after being out since 2009, and have pledged to send my players for a rewarding trip to Bali in Indonesia," said Olak-PKT team manager Joseph de Silva.
   Norhafizi Aris scored for Olak-PKT in the 21st minute, while Zabad Rosly made it 2-0 in the 54th minute. MSP-Pahang tried to make a comeback with a goal from Syafiq Sharudin in the 57th minute, but the clock died on them.
    RESULTS: Final -- Politeknik-KPM 2 Bukit Jalil Sports School 1; Third-Fourth: Olak-PKT 2 MSP-Pahang 1.
  MILO Cup -- Quarter-finals first leg: Feb 28: SSTMI Thunderbolts v MSP Pahang, Malacca High School v Olak-PKT, Petaling Jaya Municipal Council v Bukit Jalil Sports School, UniKL Young Guns v Politeknik-KPM.