NSSU show sparkling display to beat Tampin Seniors in hockey final

NEGRI Sembilan Sikh Union (NSSU) were crowned the Negri Sembilan Hockey Association hockey league overall champions when they edged Tampin Seniors 3-2 in the final at the Seremban Turf 2 recently.

NSSU took a comfortable 3-0 lead in the first half courtesy of Gurvinder Singh who scored two goals in the ninth and 23rd minutes while Harmesh Singh was on target in the 15th minute.

However, Tampin Seniors came back strongly in the second half and replied through Muhd Ikhwan Ishak in the 59th minute. Eight minutes later, Mohamad Irsyaduddin was on target for Tampin Seniors.

We are the champions: NSSU players celebrate after being crowned Negri Sembilan Hockey champions after edging Tampin Seniors 3-2 in the final.

The closing stages of the match was an exciting affair with both sides playing an attacking game.

But NSSU held on to their lead till the final whistle and were crowned champions.

NSSU, who finished third in the league, had defeated Division Two runners-up Gemencheh B Hockey Club 1-0 to earn a place in the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals, NSSU overcame Tampin Elite 2-1 while Tampin Seniors outclassed SMK Datuk Mohd Taha (SMKDMT) 8-1.

Tampin Elite defeated SMKDMT 3-0 to finish third.

As the champions, NSSU received RM2,500 while Tampin Seniors took home RM1,500. For their third placing, Tampin Elite received RM1,000 and SMKDMT settled for RM750.

Fourteen teams took part in the league. The NSHA had also given a cash incentive of RM500 to each participating team.

Roll of Honour

Overall champions: NSSU (RM2,500)

Runners-up: Tampin Seniors (RM1,500)

Third: Tampin Elite (RM1,000)

Fourth: SMKDMT (RM750)

Top Scorer: Mohd Shafiq Amirul (SMK Datuk Mohd Taha)

Best goalkeeper: Mohd Nazarul Kamaruddin (Tampin Elite)

Most promising player: Mohd Fazli Md Zain (Tampin Project Squad)

Player of the tournament: G.Vijayan (NSSU)

Man of the match (final): Harcharan Singh (NSSU)

Fairplay trophy: SMK Datuk Mohd Taha

Credit to thestar Online
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