Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Nat U-16: Negri Girls' in Round Two

NEGRI Sembilan Girls beat Kuala Lumpur 2-1 to qualify for Round Two from Group B of the 1MAS-Milo Under-16 hockey tournament Tuesday.
  Negri topped the group, and KL also qualified by finishing second.
  From Group A, Selangor and Malacca made Round Two, while Penang and Kedah made the grade from Group C.
  In the Boys' matches, teams which qualified for Round Two are, Sabah and Pahang from Group A, Terengganu and Malacca from Group B, and from Group C only Johor have qualified while Perak and Selangor will battle for the other slot Wednesday.
  RESULTS: BOYS' Group A: Pahang 6 Kedah 0, Sabah 2 Penang 1; Malacca 1 Terengganu 3, Kuala Lumpur 1 Perlis 0; Group C: Selangor 0 Johor 1; Negri 2 Perak 3.
  GIRLS' Group A: Johor 0 Malacca 1, Selangor 8 Perlis 0; Group B: Kelantan 1 Terengganu 6, Kuala Lumpur 1 Negri 2; Group C: Pahang 1 Penang 4, Sabah 1 Kedah 2.
  WEDNESDAY: Boys' Group C: Kelantan v Perak (MOE, 4pm), Selangor v Negri (KLHA, 4pm).
  Girls' Group C: Perak v Penang (MOE, 7.30am), Sabah v Pahang (KLHA, 7.30am).
  NOTE: All matches at Ministry of Education (MOE) and Kuala Lumpur HA (KLHA) stadiums at Jalan Pantai.

Australia Tests next....

AFTER playing six Test matches in New Zealand, the Malaysian senior team landed in Perth Tuesday for another four matches in preparation of the Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh on April 6-16.
  In New Zealand, Malaysia played four Test matches against the Kiwis and lost two (4-1 and 4-2), won one (3-2) and drew one (0-0).
  And in the two Test matches against South Korea, Malaysia won 2-1 and drew 3-3.
  In Perth, coach Stephen van Huizen's team will play three Test matches against the Australian side. However, the will warm up agaisnt Western Australian Institute of Sports on Thursday, before the Test matches on 19, 21 and 24 March.
  Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) technical director Terry Walsh believes this is a good opportunity to gauge Malaysia's physiological development against arguably the best team in the world.
  "We have put in a lot of work but are still nowhere near the pinnacle of our development plan, but the progress has been extremely encouraging.
  "It will be interesting to see how we fare against Australia especially after playing six very tough matches in NZ", he said.