MAYBANK Tigers turned the tables on UniKL when they won the second leg TNB Cup knock out 4-1 to advance into the semi-finals of the Malaysia Hockey League on a 5-4 aggregate.
It was an amazing comeback, as Maybank lost the first leg 3-1, and will now meet League champions Terengganu Hockey Team in the semis.
In the other knock-out, Tenaga Nasional beat Sapura 4-2 to advance on an 8-5 aggregate and will square off against Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club in the other semis.
"This is our first win of the season (as Maybank drew 5 and lost 5 in the League) and it came at a crucial time as my players went all out to claim a spot in the semifinals. They knew it was their last chance to redeem their season, and after a 1-3 defeat in the first leg, they decided to give their all and reverse the club's fortunes.
"Now we have a wek's rest before we play against League champions THT, and again, anything can happen as my players received a big boost today (yesterday)," said Maybanl coach Wallace Tan.
The Maybank goals were scored by Hafifihafiz Hanafi (seventh, 45th) and Mohamed Zulhairi (11th, 42nd).
Kevin Lim (13th) scored for UniKL.
As for Tenaga, they got their goals off Azril Misron (ninth), Najib Abu HAssan (25th), Norhizzat Sumantri (36th) and Izzad Hakimi (57th).
The Sapura goals were scored by Khasif Ali (29th) and Shahzad Aamir (37th).
RESULTS: Second Leg: Sapura 2 Tenaga 4.
(Tenaga win 8-5 on aggregate)
Maybank 4 UniKL 1.
(Maybank win 5-4 on aggregate).