Sunday, September 23, 2012

KLHC surf, Tenaga sink..

DOUBLE champions Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club (KLHC) whipped Nur Insafi-MBI 11-3 to consolidate their league title chase in the Premier Division of the Malaysia Hockey League.
  And their quest was made easier when a chasing Tenaga Nasional drew 2-2 with UniKL in another match.
  Nur Insafi, who have six imports, were never in the game and bu the 19th minute they were trailing 6-0 and four of the goals were scored off penalty corners by Razie Rahim (fifth, 12th, 18th and 19th).
  The other KLHC goals were scored by Syamim Yusof (13th), Ismail Abu (15th), Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin (53rd, 68th), Chua Boon Huat (54th), Harvinder Singh (62nd) and Azwar Rahim (67th).
  The Nur Insafi goals were scored by Waseem Ahmad (25th, 61st) and Nur Hrsikesa (47th).
  KLHC team manager George Koshy said the early goals rattled Nur Insafi.
  "The six early goals made a big difference as we did did not want to take any chances after Nur Insafi held Tenaga (4-4) on Friday," said Koshy.
  Now, KLHC only have to beat UniKL and then the title match will be on the Sept 30 when they meet Tenaga in their final League match.
  Nur Insafi had made a written complaint about the umpiring in their match against Tenaga: "We have returned the RM300 protest fee to Nur Insafi as they did not send in a protest but a complaint on poor umpiring.
  "The MHL technical committee will now foward the complaint to the Umpires Committee," said MHL Tournament director V. Rajamanickam.
  In another match, UniKL shocked Tenaga bu taking a 2-0 lead but inexperience saw them share the spoils.
  UniKL scored in the first minute itself when Hafiz Zainol was on target and the lead was increased by Taufik Hamid (15th).
  However, Faizal Saari saved the blushes for Tenaga with a brace in the 18th and 62nd minute to take his tally to 15 goals.


                P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
KLHC            8  6  1  1  43 11  19
TNB             8  4  4  0  22 16  16
Sapura          8  3  3  2  16 14  12
Maybank         8  2  3  3  16 21  9
UniKL           8  1  2  5  15 23  5
Nur Insafi-MBI  8  1  1  6  15 42  4


               P  W  D  L  F   A   Pts
Forces         5  3  2  0  8    4  11
T’bolt         5  3  1  1  10   5  10
BJSS           5  3  0  2  18  14  9
Johor HA       5  3  0  2  15  14  9
Uniten         5  2  1  2  10  11  7
UiTM           4  1  0  3  5   10  3
Politeknik     5  0  0  5  7   15  0

  RESULTS: Premier Division -- KL Hockey Club 11 Nur Insafi-MBI  3,  TNB 2 UniKL 2, Sapura 1 Maybank 1.
  Division One: Politeknik KPT 1 Uniten 2.

Tengku Abdullah to stand for FIH post..

MALAYSIAN Hockey Confederation (MHC) president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has offered himself as a candidate for the International Hockey Confederation (FIH) Executive Board.
  This was announced at the MHC Council meeting yesterday.
  "The board meeting would be held in Kuala Lumpur (Nov 2-3) and I have sent in my nomination to stand for election. I would like to serve the parent body at the Executive board level," said Tengku Abdullah.
  The council also decided that the national team will play in the Asian Champions Trophy in Doha on Dec 21-27 and the composition on the team will be determined by coach Paul Revington.
  "And for the Champions Challenge (in Argentina) we have set a target of top-five among eight teams," said Tengku Abdullah.