Sunday, February 17, 2013

Jagveen strike hands KLSS title...

JAGVEEN Singh's strike in Division Two of the NSC-Milo-MHC Junior Hockey League final handed Kuala Lumpur Sports School (KLSS) the first silverware at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.
  The City Side edged Kelantan 2-1 to picket RN12,000 while Kelantan took home RM8,500.
  Kelantan took the lead off Fitri Zaidi in the 14th minute, who capatalised on a counter attack that caught KLSS defenders wrong footed.
  But five minutes later KLSS were on level terms as Firdaus Muzairi converted a penalty stroke awarded by umpire P. Puvalagan.
  And Jagveen's 39th minute wizardry from the left side gave KLSS their first title after three years in the JHL.
   "It is a historic moment for us as we have finally won a title after three attempts. It pays to keep the team together, and this young side can play for another two years and I believe we will be able to make an impression in Division One next year," said KLSS coach Saiful Munir.
  However, Kelantan can be proud of themsevles as they made the final and also put up strong fight against a city side that had the benefit of first class facilities and top coaches as opposed to Kelantan that trained on a worn out pitch in Kota Baru.
  While there were plenty of stoppages due to skirmishes between the two teams, the final showcased players with good individual skills and both teams are expected to give the more fancied teams from Division One a run for the money in the Milo Cup that gets underway this Friday.
  KLSS and Kelantan have qualified for the Milo Cup, while the other six teams are Tengku Mahkota Ismail Sports School, Petaling Jaya City Council, UniKL Young Guns, Andersons, SSTMI Juniors and Malacca High School with the first leg quarter-finals on Feb 22 and the second leg on Feb 24.
  There were bad monents in the match as, in the 42nd minute players from both teams squared up against each other. After the tempers cooled, both the skippers, KLSS's Zul Pidaus Mizun and Kelantan's Izharuddin Zain were shown the yellow card for failing to control their players.
  However, KLSS held on to register a famous win as they remained unbeaten in all 10 matches in Division Two.
  In the match to decide the bronze, Politeknik KPT beat Anderson Juniors 4-1 to take home RM7,000 while Anderson pocketed RM6,000.
  The draw for the Milo Cp will be held on Monday, where the top four teams will be seaded.
  RESULTS: Third-Fourth: Politeknik KPT 4 Anderson Juniors 1; Final: KL Sports School 2 Kelantan 1.

Juniors hit double sixers in Bangalore...

Malaysian Juniors, in India for the Bangalore Super League beat Ashish Ballal Hockey Academy 6-2 in their first match yesterday.
   Mohamad Zullhairi Hashim (2 Goals via PC),  Fitri Saari, Hafiz Zainol, Rashid Baharom and Sobirin Alias,  were the scorers.
  And against Central Excise (Army Team), they won 6-0 and the scorers were Mohd Nor Aqmal Abdul Gaffar 1 Goal (PC), Muhammad Zulhairi HAshim 1 Goal (PC), Fitri Saari 1 (FG), Muhammad Redzhwan Ja'afar 1 (FG), Dangerous Lee 2 Goals (FG
   The two-week stint is part of preparations for the Junior World Cup in India from Dec 5-16.