STAR-STUDDED Terengganu Hockey Team (THT)narrowly beat Tenaga Nasional 2-1 in the Premier Division of the Malaysia Hockey League at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.
And five-goal hero Faizal Saari, in their 7-0 demolition of UniKL, was again the toast for THT when he nailed the winner.
THT took the lead when Baljit Singh Sarjab scored off a penalty corner attempt in the 20th minute, only to see Tenaga Nasional draw level off a Shahril Saabah penalty corner in the 43rd minute.
The match was then separated by Faizal's 46th minute penalty corner goal, and THT held on tightly to the lead until the final whistle.
In another match, Sapura and UniKL played a robust game where walk-outs and umpire protests were plenty, before the University side were subdued.
Pakistan import Khasif Ali was the deciding factor in the match as he opened scoring in the 48th minute, before UniKL German import Phillipp Stahr equalised also off a penalty corner in the 56th minute.
Kashif then nailed the winner off a penalty stroke attempt in the 57th minute.
RESULTS: Tenaga Nasional 1 Terengganu HT 2; Sapura 2 UniKL 1; KLHC 4 Maybank 1.