PETALING Jaya City Council (PJCC) will be gunning for full points this weekend as they look to close the gap with UniKL in Division One of the MHC-MILO-NSC Junior Hockey League.
As the league heads into the third weekend, UniKL hold the lead with 12 points, while last seasons double champions SSTMI Thunderbolts are hot on their heels with 10 points after four games.
However, PJCC have only played three games thus far and are third with seven points and this leaves them with a slight advantage.
Coach Azlansaufi Ahmad side has had a lengthy break after holding defending champions Thunderbolts 2-2 last Friday as they prepare for SSTMI Juniors today at the Taman Daya Stadium in Johor.
"We have not taken things easy and have been training hard, if the boys can go into tomorrow's match with a proper mindset I think we can come away with all full points.
“This week we play two games in as many days and I have told the players that they will have to be on their toes in JB to ensure that we go into the match against Politeknik with a right mindset.”
Politeknik Malaysia have proven that they are no pushovers as they only lost 4-3 to UniKL.
“Some teams (like Politeknik) tend to get off on a slow start, but they have played two of the strongest teams so far and shown some good signs.
Today will also will see table toppers UniKL host Olak PKT Tigers while BJSS will be in for a torrid time when they go up against Thunderbolts.
TODAY: Division One: SSTMI Juniors v PJCC( Taman Daya Stadium, 4.45pm), BJSS v SSTMI Thunderbolts (Ministry of Education Stadium, 6.45pm), Olak PKT Tigers v UniKL Young Guns (National Stadium II, 4.45pm).
Division Two: 1 MAS Pahang v 1 MAS Perak (Temerloh, 4.45pm), BJSS Juniors v Sekolah Tunku Abdul Rahman (Ministry of Education Stadium, 4.45pm), Kuala Lumpur Sport School v SM Sains Raja Tun Azlan Shah (KLHA Stadium, 4.45pm), ISMO PHA v Nurinsafi / Penang Hockey (Azlan Shah Stadium, 4.45pm), SMSJ Knight v 1 MAS Melaka (Batu Pahat, 4.45pm), 1 MAS TBSS Tampin v 1 MAS Johor (Seremban II, 4.45pm).
Division 1 League Table:
P W L D F A PTS
UniKL Young Guns 4 4 0 0 10 4 12
SSTMI Thunderbolts 4 3 0 1 15 5 10
MBPJ 3 2 0 1 9 3 7
KLHC 4 1 2 1 5 7 4
BJSS JR 3 1 2 0 3 9 3
Politeknik Malaysia 3 1 2 0 5 11 3
SSP/MSP/Thunderbolt 4 1 3 0 10 9 3
Olak PKT Tigers 4 1 3 0 5 9 3
SSTMI Juniors 4 0 4 0 2 14 0