Friday, April 23, 2010

BJSS and BPSS go on rampage

BUKIT Jalil and Bandar Penawar sports school senior sides went on an eight-goal rampage against their respective opponents to stamp their mark in Division One of the MHF- Milo-NSC Junior Hockey League.
BJSS clobbered Kelantan 8-0, and not to be outdone, BPSS- Thunderbolt hammered Anderson of Ipoh also by the same margin.
National player Faizal Saari, 19, scored six goals for Thunderbolt in the 11th, 15th, 21st, 37th, 59th and 68th minutes. Firhan Ashaari scored the other two in the 17th and 70th minutes.
As for BJSS Faridzul Afiq Mohamad delivered a hat-trick (41st, 51st, 54th) while Ahmad Termidzi (fifth), Fitri Ismail (21st), Shahriman Zali (25th), Asraf Bahari (60th) and Khairul Naim (70th) scored a goal each.
BJSS coach S. Prakash, however, lamented that eight was not enough.
“We are tied on 12 points with Thunderbolt and UniKL, but both the sides have scored a massive 25 and 22 goals respectively, while we only have 15 after four matches.
“I believe the race to the title will be very close from here onwards, and goals scored will play a crucial role in the crowning of the league champion.
“From now, we not only need to keep winning, but also score as many as we can to keep pace with Thunderbolt and UniKL,” said Prakash.
RESULTS: Division One -- Bukit Jalil Sports School Juniors 0 Petaling Jaya City Council 4, BPSS-Thunderbolt 8 Anderson 0, Kelantan 0 Bukit Jalil Sports School 8.
Division Two: Tunku Besar Secondary School 2 Pahang 3, Kuala Selangor 3 Johor 2, Matri 5 Datuk Taha 1.
TOMORROW: Division One -- Petaling Jaya City Council v Bandar Penawar Juniors (Tun Razak, 8pm), Kelantan v Anderson (Terengganu, 5pm), UniKL v Bukit Jalil Sports School Juniors (KLHA Stadium, 5pm).
Division Two: Matri v Sabah (Alor Star, 5pm), Kuala Selangor v Ipoh City Council (Pandamaran, 5pm), Johor v Pahang (Johor Baru, 5pm).


P W D L F A Pt
BP T’BOLT 4 4 0 0 25 3 12
UNIKL 4 4 0 0 22 5 12
BJSS 4 4 0 0 15 1 12
ANDERSON 6 3 0 3 11 20 9
BPSS JUNIORS 3 1 0 2 4 8 3
PJCC 4 1 0 3 7 12 3
BJSS JUNIORS 4 0 1 3 2 11 1
KELANTAN 4 0 1 3 3 24 1
MWHA 3 0 0 3 4 9 0


P W D L F A Pt
TBSS 4 2 1 1 14 6 7
IPOH CC 3 2 1 0 7 2 7
SABAH 2 2 0 0 16 0 6
PAHANG 2 2 0 0 5 3 6
MATRI 3 1 0 2 6 5 3
K. SELANGOR 3 1 0 2 3 18 3
PG FREES 2 0 2 0 4 4 2
JOHOR 3 0 1 2 5 8 1
DATUK TAHA 4 0 1 3 3 16 1

FIH fix-tures place Malaysia in a fix

THE Malaysian Women’s hockey team left for Chile last night, with what little hope they had in the World Cup Qualifier shredded to pieces by a lop-sided fixture drawn up by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).
The national side will now play three matches back-to- back, and waiting for them in the third match are Australia who have been given a four-day rest to prepare for Malaysia.
The first tournament fixture had a final slotted in it, but the latest fixture from the FIH will see the Malaysian women play three matches in a row, and the tournament has been turned into a round-robbin affair, with the team that tops the standings given the ticket to play in the Argentina World Cup.
“I a surprised that the FIH has changed to fixtures and now there will no longer be a final, but the team with the most points after four matches gets the qualifier ticket.
“This is unfair because the Malaysian team has put in much effort to prepare for this tournament, and out initial target was to play in the final,” said Malaysian Women’s Hockey Association secretary S. Shamala.
And the fact that the Malaysian women will play three matches in a row, with Australia waiting for their tired limbs in the third match, did not go down well with the MWHA.
“We have written to the FIH for a change in fixtures because it is ridiculous to play three matches in a row, while Australia rest for four and a half-days and then play Malaysia,” said Shamala.
FIXTURES -- April 24: Chile v Australia; April 25: REST DAY; April 26: REST DAY.
April 27: Chile v Malaysia; April 28 Malaysia v Ireland; April 29: Ireland v Scotland, Australia v Malaysia.
April 30: Scotland v Australia; May 1 Malaysia v Scotland; May 2: Australia v Ireland, Scotland v Chile.