Wednesday, March 27, 2013

KL cruise into U-16 semis..

NATIONAL Under-16 defending champions Kuala Lumpur made the semi-finals with one game in hand when they hammered Terengganu 6-1 at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.
 Kuala Lumpur have 12 points from four wins (earlier they beat Perlis 5-1, beat Negri 2-1 and beat Sabah 4-3) and play Selangor today to claim the top spot in Group A.
  "I did not get enough time to train this team, but they have shown character and improvement in every match. We now have to beat Selangor and keep a clean record ahead of the semi-finals," said KL coach K. Embaraj.
  Their match against Sabah almost turned into a disaster, as Sabah took a 3-0 lead before the City lads came charging back for a 4-3 win.
  "That was their best match as they never gave up even after being 3-0 down to win the match. This is what I look for players, and the KL boys have it," said Embaraj.
  RESULTS: Group A -- Terengganu 1 Kuala Lumpur 6, Sabah x Negri x, Selangor x Perlis x.
  Group B: Malacca 4 Penang 3, Perak 1 Johor 1.
  TODAY: Group B -- Johor v Malacca (8am, Pitch I), Perak v Pahang (8am, Pitch II).
  Group A: Sabah v Perlis (4pm, Pitch II), Kuala Lumpur v Selangor (6pm, Pitch I), Negri v Terengganu (8pm, Pitch I).
  All matches at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

Kelantan booted out of Under-16..

KELANTAN were unceremoniously thrown out of the National Under-16 Hockey Tournament after they staged a walkout during their match against Malacca at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.
  Kelantan skipper Muhammad Azmie Othman, who was red carded, was also referred to the MHC DB.
  The decision also means all their previous matches in Group B are now null-and-void. Group B is now left with five teams and they are Penang, Malacca, Johor, Perak and Pahang.
  The incident happened nine minutes from time when Malacca were leading 4-3 and Azmie was shown the red card.
  He then attempted to attack the umpire but was restrained by his teammates, but a a spectator then walked onto the pitch and is said to have slapped a Kelantan player before ordering the team to the changing room.
  Kelantan refused to continue the with the match after that.
  "A meeting was held after the incident and it was decided that both Kelantan and their skipper be referred to the MHC DB. It was also decided that alll their matches will now be null-and-void as they have been thrown out of the tournament," said Under-16 Tournament Director A. Vinod.
  RESULTS: Group A -- Perlis 0 Negri 1, Terengganu 3 Selangor 1, Kuala Lumupur 4 Sabah 3.
  Group B: Pahang 1 Johor 1, Malacca 4 Kelantan 3, Penang 0 Perak 3.
  TODAY: Group A -- Terengganu v Kuala Lumpur (6pm, Pitch II), Sabah v Negri (8pm, Pitch I), Selangor v Perlis (8pm, Pitch II).
  Group B: Malacca v Penang (4pm, Pitch I), Perak v Johor (4pm, Pitch II), Kelantan v Pahang (6pm, Pitch I).
  All matches at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil.