TERENGGANU Hockey Team's Faizal Saari carried his team to a convincing 7-0 win over UniKL in the Premier Division of the Malaysia Hockey League at the National Stadium yesterday.
Faizal, a former national player, scored five goals in the 12th, 16th, 20th, 32nd, 43rd minutes, while the other goals were scored by Baljit Singh Sarjab (25th) and Firhan Ashaari (45th) minute.
And after Kuala Lumpur HC demolished Tenaga Nasional 5-3 in the Charity Shield on Wednesday, the early indications are that KLHC and Terengganu HT are the teams to beat this season.
In another match, Sapura and Maybank shared the spoils when they played to a 2-2 draw.
For Maybank, Pakistan import Abdul Haseem (21st), and Syafiq Zain (24th) made it 2-0, but Sapura pulled one back in the 28th minute off Amerullah Aziz, and Khasif Ali (54th) snatched the draw.
“While I’m disappointed that we gave up a two-goal lead, it is our first match of the season so more improtantly, there was a good overall performance from my players," said Maybank coach Wallace Tan.
RESULTS: Sapura 2 Maybank 2, UniKL 0 Terengganu HT 7.
SUNDAY: Tenaga v Terengganu HT (6pm, National Stadium, Pitch I); Sapura v UniKL (6pm, National Stadium, Pitch II); KLHC v Maybank (8pm, National Stadium, Pitch II).