Monday, October 3, 2016
THE Malaysian Blues suffered another blow Down Under, and this time it was a 3-1 defeat in the hands of Canberra Lakers in the Australian Hockey League (AHL) in Perth Monday.
The Blues, Malaysia's back-up squad coached by Wallace Tan, lost their fourth consecutive match in their AHL debut.
They lost 4-2 to India Juniors, 2-0 to Western Australia, 4-0 to SA Hotshots and even though were 1-1 at one point yesterday, collapsed in the fourth quarter.
Canberra Lakers took a 24th minute lead, but RAFIZUL EZRY equalsied in the 29th minute off a field goal. However, two more goals in the 50th and 54th minutes doomed the Blues.
The Malaysian national women's team, Tigress, were in better form as they beat SA Suns 4-2 to keep alive a chance of playing in the semi-finals.
Skipper Siti Noor Amarina opened scoring in the fourth minute and added another in the 30th minute. The other goals were scored by Fazilla Slyvester Silin (33rd) and Surizan Awang (37th).
The women have two wins and a draw for seven points.
RESULTS: Men -- Malaysian Blues 1 Canberra Lakers 3.
Women: Malaysian Tigress 4 SA Suns 2.
Tuesday: Men -- Malaysian Tigers v New South Wales.
Wednesday: Women -- Malaysian Tigress v Victorian Vipers.