Wednesday, March 7, 2018

India 5 Malaysia 1

MALAYSIA played hot and cold to allow India to beat them 5-1 in the Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh Wednesday.
  And now, they must beat England on Friday and hope Australia beat Argentina to play in the final of the 27th Edition.
  Yesterday, India took a lead off Shilanand Lakra in the 10th minute, when he picked a cross from Gurjant Singh in front of Hafizuddin Othman and cooly lifts the ball over the goalkeeper and into goal.
  Faizal Shaari scores the equaliser in the 33rd minute, but goals from Gurjant Singh (42nd, 57th) and Ramandeep Singh (48th, 55th) destroys Malaysia.
  In an earlier match, World champions Australia booked a place in Saturday’s final when they beat Ireland 4-1 for 12 points from four matches, with a match against Argentina in hand Friday.
  Jake Whetton (11th), Daniel Beale (14th), Govers (21st) and Jake Harvie (50th) scored for Australia while Shane O’Donoghue scored for Ireland in the 57th minute.
  Australian coach Colin Batch said: "The weather was a little hot in the first half (direct 4pm sun) but we play again on Friday against Argentina at the same time.
  "If we can play like these six matches in eight days, its an amazing preparation for us towards the Commonwealth Games, Champions Trophy and World Cup."
  England and Argentina played out a 1-1 draw, making it more difficult for the Olympic champions to play in the final.
  Argentina have to beat Australia on Friday for a shot at the gold medal.
  Juan Gilardi scored for Argentina in the 40th minute, while David Condon equalised for England in the 56th minute.
  RESULTS: Australia 4 Ireland 1, Argentina 1 England 1, Malaysia 1 India 5.
  FRIDAY: Argentina v Australia (4pm), Ireland v India (6pm), Malaysia v England (8.30pm).

                  P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
AUSTRALIA         4  4  0  0  15 5  12
ARGENTINA         4  2  1  1  10 8  7
MALAYSIA          4  2  0  2  8  10 6
ENGLAND           4  1  2  1  7  7  5
INDIA             4  1  1  2  10 9  4
IRELAND           4  0  0  4  6  17 0

BJSS Thunderbolts hammer Old La Sallians Association of Klang (Olak) 10-0

BUKIT Jalil Sports School (BJSS) Thunderbolts hammered Old La Sallians Association of Klang (Olak) 10-0 in Division One of the Junior Hockey League (JHL) Wednesday.
  And defending Overall champions Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI) Thunderbolts beat Datuk Bentara-UniKL 4-0 to assert their superiority, while SSTMI juniiors held last years League champions Petaling Jaya City Council to a 1-1 draw.
  BJSS scored seven field and three penalty corner goals past goalkeeper Amir Muhaimin Ahmad. 
  Adam Daniel led the goalspree with four (14th, 17th, 26th, 30th), while the others were scored by Ameer Aiman (7th), Halif Fadzly (18th, 44th), Zul Rasyad Izzat (41st), Idris Samad (42nd) and Kemerol Harith  (58th).
  BJSS coach Lokman Yahaya was elated with the result, and hopes it is just the tonic his boys need to impress this season.
  "We scored early goals and that might have rattled Olak. We went in looking for a win, but did not expect the opponent to cave in so easily.
  "I am really pleased as we scored seven field and three penalty corner goals and hope that this momentum is carried forward in our remaining matches," said Lokman.
  BJSS will take a well deserved break as some of their players will be involved with the National Under 16 tournament on March 17-25. They will play their second match on March 28 against Sabah Sports School Resilient.
  RESULTS: PJCC Tigers 1 SSTMI 1, Datuk Bentara-UniKL 0 SSTMI Thunderbolts 4, BJSS Thunderbolts 10 Olak 0.
  FRIDAY: Pahang SS Thunderbolts v PJCC Tigers (Kuantan, 5pm), SSTMI v SSTMI Thunderbolts (SSTMI, 5pm).