Friday, March 29, 2013

Tenaga zap UniKL four times..

TENAGA Nasional claimed their first win of the season when they beat UniKL 4-2 in the Premier Division of the Malaysia Hockey League yesterday.
  After taking a 4-0 lead off Firhan Ashaari (18th), Amin Rahim (20th), Faizal Saari (37th) and Shahril Saabah (56th), allowed UniKL to almost come back into the game.
  However, UniKL could only narrow the gap with goals from Noor Faeez Ibrahim in the 61st and 70th.
  Tenaga started the season with a 4-4 draw with Terengganu, and then were held to a 3-3 draw by KL Hockey Club.
  Tenaga coach Nor Azlan Bakar was relieved his charges finally collected full points.
  "After two opening draws, it is a relieve that we finally won. However, the final 10 minutes my players slowed down a little as we have another important match against Sapura tomorrow (today)," said Nor Azlan.
  "We had the chances but failed to convert them, but I am proud of my players as they were not overawed playing against a stronger side. It is never easy playing against experienced sides but my youngsters never gave up fighting," said UniKL coach Arul Selvaraj.

  RESULTS: Premier Division -- Nur Insafi 1 Terengganu 5, UniKL 2 Tenaga Nasional 4, Maybank 3 KLHC 4.
  TODAY: Premier Division -- Sapura v Tenaga Nasional (National Stadium Pitch II, 8pm).
  Diivision One: TNB Thunderbolts v Ipoh City Council (National Stadium Pitch II, 6pm), Tengku Mahkota Ismail SS v UniTen (Taman Daya, 6pm).
  SUNDAY: Premier Division -- KLHC v Nur Insafi (National Stadium Pitch II, 6pm), Maybank v UniKL (National Stadium Pitch I, 6pm), Terengganu v Sapura (National Stadium Pitch II, 8pm).

Malacca shut the door on KL...

MALACCA caused a sensational upset when they edged Kuala Lumpur 2-1 in the National Under-16 tournament at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.
  They will now meet Perak in the final today, after the Silver State beat Terengganu 3-1 in the other semis.
  For the record, both teams are from Group B, and Perak beat Malacca 2-0 then.
  Kuala Lumpur, the raging favourites and defending champions, were taken to extra-time before Malacca nailed the extra-time winner.
  And the Malacca Hang Tuah was Amirul Hakim Nazaruddin, who scored the equaliser in the 51st minute, then the golden goal in the 74th minute to take his team to the final.
  Kuala Lumpur, unbeaten in five Group A matches, scored their goal in the 35th minute off Wan Haziq Hisyamuddin, but ran out of steam in the second half.
  The Perak goals were scored by
  "It was the best moment of the tournament for my players, as they shut the door on raging favourites KL with disciplined play. We did not have a good start in the tournament, but discipline is what took us into the final and now we are ready for another fighting display in the final," said Malacca coach Mohamed Aras Khamis.
  For the record, KL beat Malacca in the final two years ago, while Malacca went out in the semis last season.

   The Perak goals were scored by Najme Ahmad (31st), Aiman Zahari (35th), Asyraf Abas (47th), Haizzat Noor Azmi (66th) and Badrul Amin (69th). The Terengganu goal was scored by Khairul Helmy (sixth).
  RESULTS: Semi-finals -- Kuala Lumpur 1 Malacca 1 (Malacca win on golden goal); Terengganu 1 Perak 5.
  TODAY: Final -- Malacca v Perak (Ministry of Education, 6pm); Third-Fourth: Kuala Lumpur v Terengganu (National Stadium, 8am).

KL maintain run...

KUALA Lumpur maintained their unbeaten run in the National Under-16 when they hammered Selangor 6-1 in Group A at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.
  Defending champions KL will now face Malacca in the semi-finals today, while the other semi-finals will be between Perak and Terengganu.
  Terengganu beat Negri 4-2 in the last match of the day to end second in Group A.
  Selangor scored forst off Asyraaf Adris in the ninth minute but KL, who had already qualified for the semi-finals before the Selangor match, went on a rampage with goals from Shahfirul Aqmaib (13th), T. Kavinash (35th), Wan Haziq (39th, 46th) and Falih Hassan (41st, 63rd).   In Group B, Perak topped the table when they beat Pahang 5-1, while Malacca also made the semi-finals when they beat Johor 4-2.
  The Peark goals were scored by Aiman Zahari (seventh, 34th), Muhamed Najme Ahmad (43rd, 46th) and Johari Sani (61st). The Pahang consolation was scored by Surtisno Saimin in the 28th minute.
  As for Malacca, Ahmad Najme (23rd), Faid Farhadh (26th), Zairie Nizam (36th) and Amirul Hakim (69th) delivered the goods.
  The Johor goals were scored by Amirul Hanis (19th) and Syazwan Shsh Nizam (35th).
  RESULTS: Group B -- Johor 2 Malacca 4, Perak 5 Pahang 1.
  Group A: Sabah 3 Perlis 1, Kuala Lumpur 6 Selangor 1, Negri 2 Terengganu 4.
  TODAY: Semi-finals -- Kuala Lumpur v Malacca (4pm, Pitch I); Terengganu v Perak (6pm, Pitch I).
  All matches at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil.


              P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
K LUMPUR      5  5  0  0  23 8  15
TERENGGANU    5  4  0  1  16 10 12
SELANGOR      5  2  1  2  6  11 7
NEGRI         5  2  0  3  6  7  6
SABAH         5  1  1  3  8  10 4
PERLIS        5  0  0  5  3  16 0


              P  W  D  L  F  A Pts
PERAK         4  3  1  0  11 2  10
MALACCA       4  2  1  1  9  8  7
PAHANG        4  1  2  1  4  7  5
PENANG        4  1  0  3  7  10 3
JOHOR         4  0  2  2  6  10 2