Thursday, November 24, 2011

Perak and Terengganu in semis

PERAK and Terengganu cruised into the semi-finals of the National Under-14 tournament with one match in hand each at the Kuala Lumpur HA Stadium yesterday.
Perak, in Group B, brushed aside Pahang 4-0 while Group A favourites Terengganu subdued a fighting Kuala Lumpur 3-1 yesterday.
Perak have 15 points after five matches, and no challengers to topple them from the top. While Terengganu have 12 points and top the Group A table.
Both the teams have one match in hand, with Perak playing Kedah, and Terengganu playing Johor to complete their Group fixtures.
Terengganu held off brilliantly an early onslaught from KL, before their slkipper Luqman Nul Haqim scored in the 31st and 49th minutes, while the third was scored by Khairul Helmy.
The late KL fightback only resulted in Shahfirul Aqmal finding the target in the 62nd minute, but it was too late an effort.
As for Perak, their four goals were scored by Fuad Zaquan (first), Johari Sani (63rd, 69th), HAfis Khodori (66th).
"To be frank, I have yet to watch Terengganu play as we were concentrating more on Kuala Lumpur as our main challengers in this tournament," said Perak team manager Zakaria Yaacob.
Terengganu have a secret weapon in pint-sized 13-year-old striker Wan Mohamed Azlan, who barely stands above his hockey stick.
"His strength is to find an opening and make a pass, which normally results in a goal or a penalty corner for us.
"He is an intelligent player, and against KL, he won the penalty corner which gave us the first goal to kill off KL's fight early," said Terengganu team manager Nik Mohamed Azuan.
RESULTS: Group A -- Malacca 7 Perlis 0, Terengganu 3 Kuala Lumpur 1, Negri Sembilan 2 Johor 1; Group B: Kelantan 2 Selangor 2, Pahang 0 Perak 4, Penang 7 Sabah 0.
TODAY: Group B -- Kedah v Perak (3.30pm), Kelantan v Sabah (5.30pm), Pahang v Penang (7.30pm).



P W D L F A Pts
TERENGGANU 4 4 0 0 25 4 12
K LUMPUR 4 2 1 1 18 4 7
JOHOR 4 2 1 1 8 6 7
N. SEMBILAN 4 2 0 2 7 9 6
MALACCA 4 1 0 3 11 15 3
PERLIS 4 0 0 4 2 33 0

P W D L F A Pts
PERAK 5 5 0 0 20 4 15
SELANGOR 5 2 2 1 14 12 8
KELANTAN 4 2 1 1 9 8 7
PAHANG 4 2 0 2 8 10 6
PENANG 4 1 1 2 12 7 4
SABAH 4 1 0 3 2 14 3
KEDAH 4 0 0 4 3 13 0

KL Sukma in semi-finals

KUALA Lumpur Sukma and Armed Forces qualified for the semi-finals of the Fifth Raja Noora Ashikin Cup in contrasting styles at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.
Armed Forces whipped the daylights out of SMK Puteri with an 11-0 whitewash, while a 2-2 draw against Singapore was enough for KL Sukma to play in the last four.
Armed Forces made it to the last four as the best placed runner-up in the three-group tournament.
Today, the Army girls will play KL Sukma, while Police will be looking to gun down favourites Pahang in the semi-finals.
KL Sukma took the lead in the 7th minute off Nor Azlin Sumantri, the younger sister of Project 2013 player Nor Izzat Sumantri.
However, Singapore drew level in the 18th minute through Li Min Toh but their joy ewas shortlived as KL Sukma went 2-1 ahead via skipper Fathih Hasni.
Singapore scored their second goal in the 50th minute off Sabrina Bahnu De Gofar, but could not find the winner that would have taken them into the semi-finals.
Police beat Perak 4-1 with goals from Angela Kais (11th), Nor Faznilah Abdullah 23rd), Aida Fazrina (48th, 57th). The Perak goal was scored by Nor Amalina Yang in the 16th minute.
RESULTS -- Group A: Johor 2 Seri Titiwangsa 0, Police 4 Perak 1;
Group B: Terengganu 2 Penang 1, SMK Puteri 0 Armed Forces 11; Group C:
Selangor 10 Setia Cougar 0, Singapore 2 KL Sukma 2.
TODAY -- Semi-finals: Police v Pahang (8am, Pitch I), Armed Forces v KL Sukma (8am, Pitch II).

Challenge and Trophy on LIVEFIH.TV

http://www.fih....THE forthcoming FIH Men’s Champions Challenge (Johannesburg, South Africa – 26th November – 4th December 2011) and Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy (Auckland, New Zealand – 3-11 December 2011) will be live streamed.
LIVEFIH.TV will transmit all 48 matches from the two events, with three minute highlight videos being made available in the hours following the completion of each game.
As well as this, there will be a Video on Demand (VoD) service for the Semi Finals and Final of the Champions Challenge I, enabling subscribers to watch those particular matches in their entirety at any time they choose.
A limited number of On Demand matches will also be available in the latter stages of the Owen G Glenn FIH Champions Trophy.
The live streaming service will complement the extensive television coverage that both events will receive, giving people outside existing contracted broadcasting territories* the opportunity to see all of the action from these two FIH World Level competitions.
Hockey fans the world over will be delighted to gain access the world’s best hockey in all territories, via high-quality streaming or via FIH’s broadcast partners”, said FIH President Leandro Negre. “In addition, FIH is able to televise the men’s Champions Challenge for only the second time in its history, which will again bring televised hockey excitement to more countries participating in FIH events.”
LIVEFIH.TV was created by the Perform Group in partnership with the FIH.
It is an official online broadcaster for the hockey's world governing body, meaning that viewers can be confident of enjoying high quality streaming, reliable content and match commentary. More information about the service will soon be available at LIVEFIH.TV.

* Due to licensing and contractual restrictions, access to LIVEFIH.TV may be limited in some territories.