Saturday, April 6, 2013

Tenaga demolist Nur Insafi..

TENAGA Nasional geared up for their crucial match  against Maybank today with a 5-0 demolition of Nur Insafi at  the Kuantan Stadium.
    In the only Premier Division match of the day, the score  could have been into the double digits if not for some super  saves from Nur Insafi goalkeeper Nasir Ahmad.
   However, Tenaga did enough to secure the three points,  which elevated them to the third spot on the standings, and  prime themselves for an attempt to tame the Tigers and move  to second.
     Tenaga scored their first in the 10th minute when Amir  Farid Fuzi broke free in the centre and slipped the ball past  Nur Insafi custodian Nasir Ahmad.
    Faisal Saari then perfected his drag flick in the 18th minute  penalty corner as he sent in a sizzler crashing into the back of  the goal-mouth.
    Former international Amin Rahim then scored the third in  the 20th minute, also off a penalty corner attempt, to take a  3-0 lead into the breather.
    With their crucial match against Maybank today at the  back of their mind, Tenaga slowed the pace after the breather  but still Sallehin Ghani (58th) and Aminuddin Zain (66th)  completed the goal-count.
    Meanwhile, the battle continues at the blue pitch in  Kuantan today, with a high-stakes roll in the Kuala Lumpur  Hockey Club (KLHC) and Sapura encounter.
    Double champions KLHC can’t afford to drop any points in  their last Round One match if they want to keep their grip in  the Premier Division.
     While Sapura, whose only blemish is a 3-5 defeat in the  hands of Maybank, have started to look dangerous as their  foreign signings finally find their form.
    “It will not be an easy match, but I am confident my players  would not disappoint as we aim to end Round One with three  points.
   “This is vital, as the nearest rival (Maybank) is just a point  adrift, and we can’t allow any silp-ups at this crucial stage to  defend our League title,” said KLHC team manager George  Koshy.
    Maybank will also be involved in a cruncher, as they play a  wounded Tenaga Nasional who have been playing below par  even though they have a sterling cast to depend on.
   RESULT: Premier Division -- Nur Insafi  0 TNB  5.
  SUNDAY: Premier Division --  Sapura  v KLHC  (6pm), Terengganu v UniKL  (6pm), Tenaga v Maybank  (8pm).
    Note: Matches at Pitch I and II of the Kuantan Hockey   Stadium.



                   P  W  D  L  F  A   Pts
KLHC          5  4  1  0  24  6    13
Maybank    5  4  0  1  20  12    12
TNB            5  2  3  0  18  11    9
Sapura        5  2  2  1  13  11    8
Tgganu       5  1  1  3  12  16    4
UniKL         5  1  0  4  6   17      3
N Insafi      6  0  1  5  6   26      1