KUALA LUMPUR: Both the Malaysian veterans teams got off to a great start in the Masters Hockey World Cup in Terrassa, Spain.
The 45+ team beat Scotland 2-1, while the 55+ team hammered Ireland 9-0.
In the 45+ tournament, Malaysia are grouped with Germany, Spain, France and Scotland; while in the 55+ tournament Malaysia are with Argentina, Germany, Ireland and Italy.
Team manager Manjit Majid Abdullah said: "In the 45+ match, we missed numerous scoring chances and it was a hard-fought win. However, in the 55+ we totally dominated and outclassed Ireland in every department.
"Sarjit Singh (former Olympian) marshalled the 55+ well in this big win."
Malaysia 55+ will next play Argentina on Monday, while the 45+ take on France next.