Thursday, December 3, 2009

Negri romp, KL sneak into semi-finals

NEGRI Sembilan romped into the semi-finals from Group A with one match in hand when they beat Terengganu 3-1 in the National Under-14 tournament in Kuantan yesterday.
And the Negri toast was Fahkrul Razi who scored a brace in the 29th and 63rd minutes, after Mohamed Ikwan Ishak gave them the lead in the eight minute.
Mohamed Firas scored the Terengganu goal.
Negri have nine points after three matches, and wrap-up the fixtures against Malacca today.
Kuala Lumpur lived on to play in the semi-finals from Group B when play was stopped after the City boys took a 2- 0 lead.
The match was 10 minutes into the second half, and torrential rail caused it to be abandoned in favour of KL who sneaked into the semis on seven points.
In Group A, Penang and Perak booked their semi-finals slots on nine points, but Penang still have a match in hand against Perlis today to top the group.
RESULTS: Pahang 0 Perlis 1, Kelantan 2 Perak 3; Group B: Malacca 0 Kuala Lumpur 2, Negri Sembilan 3 Terengganu 1.
TODAY: Group A: Penang v Perlis (3pm), Kelantan v Pahang (5pm); Group B: Selangor v Terengganu (3pm), Malacca v Negri Sembilan (5pm).


PENANG 3 3 0 0 12 4 9
PERAK 4 3 0 1 10 5 9
KELANTAN 3 1 0 2 10 7 3
PERLIS 3 1 0 2 1 9 3
PAHANG 3 0 0 3 2 12 0

NEGRI 3 3 0 0 9 4 9
K. LUMPUR 4 2 1 1 10 4 7
TERENGGANU 3 1 0 2 5 12 3
SELANGOR 3 0 2 1 5 6 2
MALACCA 3 0 1 2 3 6 1

Oltmans says No to Malaysia

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LAREN - Trainer Roelant Oltmans I was last weekend in Malaysia for discussions with the MHF.

But the hockey coach says just to stay at Dutch national league club Laren.
Malaysian newspapers announced that the coming of Roelant Oltmans was almost a done deal.

Back in the Netherlands Oltmans denied this. I have spoken to some people over there how they can work to get connected to the World Top

First MHF need to make a plan, after that names can be filled in.
It is not totally this far. “I just stay at Laren, nothing else is raise a matter.”

Source Gooi and Eemlander

Korea on super form

FIH / Stanislas Brochier
Results Centre
Thursday 03 December

15:05 KOR : ESP 5:5 (1:4)
17:05 ENG : NED 2:3 (1:2)
19:05 GER : AUS 3:1 (3:0)

Match 10: Korea v Spain – 5:5 (1:4)

The Melbourne crowd was treated to the highest scoring game of the tournament in the first match of the day, as Korea came from 1-5 down to secure a 5-5 draw against Spain. The result means that Korea are still in with a good chance of reaching Sunday’s final, but Spain are now out of the running.

Match 11: England v Netherlands - 2:3 (1:2)

The Netherlands have defeated England in the second match of Day 4 at the ABN AMRO Champions Trophy in Melbourne, Australia. The result was sweet revenge for the Netherlands who had suffered an agonising defeat to the Englishmen in the final of the Euro Nations Championships earlier in the year. The victory has boosted Dutch hopes of glory, but condemns England to the 5th-6th play-off game where they will face Spain.

In the final match of Day 4, Germany caused a big upset by defeating home favourites Australia 3-1. A win for the Kookaburras would have seen Australia advance to the Final. However Germany came to play with three different goal scorers and a team effort that will give them great confidence heading into their encounter with the Netherlands on Saturday.

Charity Shield live today

A CHARITY Shield between Sapura and Tenaga Nasional will kick-start the six-horse Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) Premier Division at the Tun Razak Stadium today.
The match was supposed to be between Ernst and Young and Sapura, but because E&Y withdrew from the MHL, TNB were chosen instead.
On paper, TNB should be able to win hands down as they have many national players as well as young legs, while Sapura will be depending on former internationals.
Former skipper S. Kuhan is among Sapura’s cast, but the better bets are brothers Jiva and Jiwan Mohan who are still actively playing.
As for Tenaga, their stars in defence would be national defenders Madzli Ikmar and C. Baljit Singh, while they will also seven-time Best Goalkeeper S. Kumar between the posts.
Eighteen-year-old Faizal Shaari will also be making his MHL debut after scoring eight goals in the Junior World Cup, and two goals in the World Cup Qualifier in Invercargill, New Zealand.
TODAY: Charity Shield -- Sapura v TNB (Tun Razak Stadium, 8.30pm). Note: Live on Astro.
Tomorrow: UniKL v KL Hockey Club (Tun Razak Stadium, 6.30pm), Nur Insafi v Maybank (Tun Razak Stadium, 8.30pm).

Rahimi hat-trick sink Pahang

By Ajitpal Singh

RAHIMI Iskandar’s hat-trick helped Penang thrash Pahang 6-1 in a Group A match of the National Under-14 Hockey Championship in Kuantan yesterday.
Rahimi scored in the 13th, 44th and 55th minutes. Aswar Abdul Rahman added a brace in the 16th and 26th minutes while Aidil Zasri got the other goal in 67th minute.
Pahang replied through Mohd Shazrun in the 31st minute.
Penang, who defeated Kelantan (4-1) and Perak (2-1) in their previous matches, only need a draw against minnows Perlis tomorrow to top Group A and also seal a semi-final spot.
In another group match, Perak kept their hopes alive to reach the semi-finals after winning 2-0 against Perlis.
Mohd Zulhamizan gave Perak the lead in the 15th minute before Najib Abu Hassan added the second 25 minutes later.
In a Group B match, Negri Sembilan chalked up their second straight win by edging Selangor 4-3.
Ikhwan Ishak scored three goals for Negri in the 29th, 40th and 49th minutes. Aireq Azrul added their fourth in the 60th minute.
Selangor replied through Izzat Ikmal (20th), Shamy Abdul Fouzi (57th) and Nazrul Mubin (67th).
Negri, who beat Kuala Lumpur 2-0 in the first match, have two matches in hand against Terengganu (today) and Malac ca (tomorrow).

Group A: Pahang 1 Penang 6, Perlis 0 Perak 2
Group B: N. Sembilan 4 Selangor 3, Terengganu 1 K. Lumpur 7
Group A: Pahang vs Perlis (9am), Kelantan vs Perak (5pm)
Group B: Malacca vs K. Lumpur (7.30am), N. Sembilan vs Terengganu (3pm).
* Kuantan Hockey Stadium

Penang on a roll

By Ajitpal Singh

PENANG recorded their second consecutive win in the National Under-14 Hockey Championship when they edged defending champions Perak 2-1 in a Group A match at the Kuantan Stadium yesterday.
Penang, who defeated Kelantan 4-1 on Sunday, took a 2-0 lead in the opening 14 minutes with goals from Mohd Izzudan Halim (fourth) and Mohd Rahimi Iskandar (14th).
Perak replied through Mohd Najib Abu Hassan in the 23rd minute.
Meanwhile, Faiz Mohd Zain’s hat trick helped Kelantan outplay Perlis 7-0 in Group A yesterday.
Faiz scored in the 32nd, 34th and 38th minutes.
Mohd Sofieyudin (20th), Mohd Zafwan (52nd), Mohd Safa mi (54th) and Mohd Fitri Zaidi (62nd) scored the other goals.

Group A: Perlis 0 Kelantan 7, Perak 1 Penang 2
Group B: Terengganu 3 Malacca 2, K. Lumpur 1 Selangor 1