Sunday, May 2, 2010

BJSS blow their chances

DOUBLE champions Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) blew their title chances when they were held 1-1 by UniKL in Division One MHF-Milo-NSC Junior Hockey League at the Tun Razak Stadium last night.
However, UniKL still have an outside chance to win their maiden title, provided they beat another title aspirant Bandar Penawar Sports School Thunderbolt.
BJSS dominated the first half, but wasted the chances that came their way because their forwards hesitated when presented with an open goal.
The sports school were also fast on the break and won two penalty corners. The first went to waste due to a poor push. but the second was flicked high into the net by Kavin Kartik in the 25th minute.
However, after the breather, UniKL came back into the match and won their first penalty corner in the 46th minute. Sabri Mohamed flicked in the equaliser and the match became a sizzling affair as both sides tried to break the deadlock.
But the elusive goal never came and both the sides had to share points.
In Division Two, Ipoh City Council kept their grip at the top of the standings with a 5-1 drubbing of Datuk Taha of Gemencheh, Negri Sembilan.
Saiful Manan (20th, 63rd), Azrul Fazrin (26th), Sabir Ismail (49th) and Nazri Roslan (68th) scored for Ipoh while the Taha goal was scored by Zabad Rosly (21st).
Ipoh have 17 points after seven matches, but followinghot on their heels are Pahang who smashed Kuala Selangor 10-0.
Pahang, who have played two less matches than Ipoh, have yet to drop a point in five matches.
The Pahang goals were scored by Hafiz Zainol (third, 63rd), Fahmi Abdullah (sixth, 12th, 49th), Syafiq Syazwan (14th), Ikhwan Mashor (31st, 34th), Absyraaf Ilham (42nd) and Zulhannan Mazlan (66th).
RESULTS: Division One -- Bukit Jalil Sports School 1 UniKL 1; Kelantan 1 PJCC 4; Anderson 0 BPSS Juniors 5.
Division Two: Datuk Taha 1 Ipoh City Council 5; Kuala Selangor 0 Pahang 10; Sabah 2 Tunku Besar Secondary School 1; Johor 2 Penang Frees 4.


P W D L F A Pts

UniKL 6 5 1 0 29 6 16
BJSS 6 4 2 0 18 4 14
Thunderbolt 4 4 0 0 25 3 12
PJCC 7 3 1 3 17 15 10
Anderson 8 3 1 4 14 28 10
BPSS Juniors 5 2 0 3 9 13 6
Kelantan 6 0 2 4 7 31 2
BJSS Juniors 5 0 1 4 2 17 1
MWHA 3 0 0 3 4 9 0


P W D L F A Pts
Ipoh CC 7 5 2 0 22 5 17
Pahang 5 5 0 0 24 8 15
Sabah 5 4 0 1 21 4 12
TBSS 6 2 2 2 16 9 8
Frees 4 1 2 1 12 11 5
Matri 5 1 1 3 7 8 4
Selangor 5 1 0 4 3 34 3
Johor 6 0 2 4 9 18 2
Datuk Taha 5 0 1 4 8 17 1

Malaysia v Scotland in pictures









Australia Australia

3 3 0 0 16 1


Scotland Scotland

3 2 0 1 8 2 6


3 1 0 2 3 5 3
Chile Chile 3 1 0 2 1 8 3

Malaysia Malaysia

4 1 0 3 3 15 3

Scots drub Malaysia 5-0


IN today’s game Malaysia tried to stop Scotland’s winning record. So far, both teams had showed great determination and the ability to adjust well to the challenges at the start of this tournament.
Scotland strong in attitude, obtained their first Penalty Corner in the first 5 minutes of the game, however, a straight shoot by Emily MAGUIRE was beautifully saved Farah Ayuni YAHYA
Scotland trying to open the score board, continue to pressure Malaysia’s defense an soon later other four Penalty Corner were called by umpire Michelle JOUBERT from South Africa. Unfortunately, for Scotland none of them were successful. It was only in their 6th Penalty Corner attempt the Scottish had a great opportunity with a deflection done by Laura WRIGHTSON that went just off the right post.
Malaysia tried to regroup but, with an excellent circle approach from the left side by Laura BARTLETT, Vikki BUNCE and Holly CRAM allowed open player Alison Bell to score a stunning goal opening the lead in today’s game.
At 34 minute of the fist half, Malaysia had an excellent counter attack created by Amarina Siti Noor RUHANI who passed to unmarked Rabiatul Adawiyah MOHAMED who tried a reverse shot wrongly defended by Catriona FORREST and umpire Soledad IPARRAGUIRRE from Argentina, called the first Penalty Corner for Malaysia. However, Malaysia could not utilized the Penalty Corner to their advantage.
The second half displayed a more aggressive play by Malaysia, perhaps in response to their coach who clearly showed disappointed with how the game was developing.
Scotland’s attacking strategy from the left side of the field, was successful and they were awarded a Penalty Corner after Siti Noor Amarina RUHANI intentionally faulted Scotland’s forward Samantha JUDGE. A well executed set play allowed Laura BARLETT to stop the ball allowing Vikki BUNCE to score with a low flick to the left side of the net.
Malaysia continue their fight, and with Nurani ABDUL RAHMAN they lead and attack with Juliani MOHAMAD DIM and Rabiatul Adawiyah MOHAMED earning their first Penalty Corner in the second half. Unfortunately, for Malaysia Scotland’s s defense unit was too strong for them.
Only four minutes left and Scotland earned two more Penalty Cornersthat they efficiently performed allowing Emily MGUIRE to score two consecutive goals.
Just shy of the end of the match, captain Linda CLEMENT finished the game with the fifth goal of the match.