DOUBLE champions Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) demolished Maybank 5-1 to tighten their grip on the Malaysia Hockey League Premier Division League title.
And if KLHC beat Sapura and Terengganu Hockey Team (THT) beat Maybank tomorrow, then, the League title will be decided in Kuala Terengganu on N0v 28 when THT host KLHC.
The KLHC goals were scored by Harvinder Singh (ninth), Muhamamd Imran (11th), Razie Rahim (22nd),
Rashid Baharom (34th) and Syamim Yusof (5oth) . Shakeel Abbasi (35th) scored for Maybank.
In another match, Sapura and UniKL played to a 3-3 draw: "We lost 3-2 to Sapura in Round One, and now held them to a draw and I see some improvement in the team. Right now, we are focussed to the 11th game, which is the knock-out, where we hope to spring a surprise," said UniKL coach Arul Selvaraj.
Terengganu Hockey Team (THT) kept pace with the leaders when they beat Tenaga Nasional 4-2 in Kuala Terengganu.
The THT goals were scored by Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin (sixth, 55th), Fitri Saari (22nd) and Firhan Ashaari (39th). Azammi Adabi (10th) and Shahril Saabah (59th) scored for Tenaga.
"This is a crucial win as we need to keep pace with the leaders (KLHC) to have a shot at the League title. However, Firhan (Ashaari) picked up a yellow card and with his demerit points reaching 10, he will be suspended for the Sunday match against Maybank.
"Even though we will lose a goal-getter, the five Korean imports have started to gel with the local players, and I expect them to deliver another three points against the Tigers," said THT coach Sarjit Singh.
The MHL League title is expected to be decided on Nov 28, when THT host KLHC in Kuala Terengganu.
RESULTS: Terengganu HT 4 Tenaga Nasional 2; UniKl 3 Sapura 3; Maybank 1 KLHC 5.
SUNDAY: Terengganu HT v Maybank (Kuala Terengganu, 5pm); KLHC v Sapura (National Stadium 6pm, Pitch II); Tenaga Nasional v UniKL (National Stadium 8pm, Pitch II).
P W D L F A Pts
KLHC 7 7 0 0 27 7 21
TERENGGANU 7 6 0 1 31 14 18
TENAGA 7 3 0 4 13 15 9
SAPURA 7 1 3 3 14 22 6
MAYBAN 7 0 3 4 12 21 3
UNIKL 7 0 2 5 7 25 2