KUALA Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) are tipped to break away from the Premier Division chasing pack this weekend, as they play Sapura and UniKL in the Malaysia Hockey League.
KLHC started the season by hammering double champions Terengganu Hockey Team (THT) 6-2 in the Charity Shield last Sunday, and are looking good to keep their momentum.
Sapura could only beat UniKL 2-1 last Sunday.
"Even though we hit a big score past THT, there were many areas of our game that still needs to be tightened if we want to continue winning.
"I've been in the MHL long enough to know that a team needs to be consistent to win the title, and one big win does not mean anything at the early stage," said KLHC coach K. Dharmaraj.
THT coach Sarjit Singh believes Maybank will not be easy today, after losing 1-2 to Tenaga Nasional: "Both of us have lost our opening matches and I believe it will not be an easy encounter as we chase for points. However, my foreign players from Argentina are now more accustomed with the local players and we are ready to give a better fight."
RESULTS (Wednesday): Division One Group B: UiTM 2 PKS-KPm 3; Women's Group B: KL-Sukma 0 Uitm Lions 0, PKS-KPM 4 SSTMI Thunderbolts 0.
TODAY: Premier Division: Tenaga Nasional v UniKL (National Stadium II, 6pm), Maybank v Terengganu HT (National Stadium II, 8pm), KL Hockey Club v Sapura (National Stadium I, 8pm).
Division One Group A: MSP-YP-SSP v TNB Thunderbolts (Kuantan, 5pm), MSNT-THT v MBI (Batu Buruk, 5pm); Group B: PKS-KPM v Nur Insafi (National Stadium I, 5pm).
Women's Group A: ATM Pernama v The Cops (Tun Razak, 5pm), penang Juniors v Politeknik (Sg petani, 5pm), MSN Kedah v PKS KPM (Padang Serai, 5pm).
TOMORROW: Division One Group A: Masum USM v BJSS (KLHA, 5pm); Group B: UniKL Young Guns v Politeknik (National Stadium I, 5pm), UiTM v SSTMI ((National Stadium I, 7pm), ATM Airod v Nur Insafi (Tun Razak, 5pm).
Women's Group B: SSTMI Thunderbolts v KL Sukma (Taman Daya I, 5pm), Manjung v PKS-KPM (Azlan Shah, 8pm), MSN Kedah v UiTM Lions (Padang Serai, 5pm).
SUNDAY: Premier Division: Maybank v Sapura (National Stadium II, 6pm), UniKL v KL Hockey Club (National Stadium II, 8pm), Tenaga Nasional v Terengganu HT (National Stadium I, 8pm).
Division One Group A: BJSS v MBI (KPM, 7pm), MSN-THT v TNB Thunderbolts (Batu Buruk, 7pm).
Group B: UniKL Young Guns v SSTMI Thunderbolts ((National Stadium I, 4pm), ATM Airod v PKS-KPM (Tun Razak, 5pm), UiTM v Politeknik (National Stadium I, 6pm).
Women's Group A: MSN-PHT v Politeknik (batu Buruk, 5pm); Group B: Manjung v UiTM Lions (Azlan Shah, 5pm).