UniKL draw level at top Champs beat SSTMI, 10-man Datuk Taha also win

UniKL draw level at top Champs beat SSTMI, 10-man Datuk Taha also win
Sunday, 29 January 2012 04:23


KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Taha School’s Mohd Khairul Izwan Ahmad Jais has the dubious distinction of being the first player in the Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL) to be shown the red card this season.

Khairul was given the marching orders in the sixth minute of their match against Old La Sallians Association of Klang (Olak)-PKT for a rough tackle.

Fortunately, the 10-man Datuk Taha School from Gemencheh managed to eke out a 1-0 win — courtesy of a Mohd Amirul Roszainie goal in the 18th minute – in the Division Two match at the Seremban Two Hockey Stadium yesterday.

Although it was Datuk Taha School that had a player sent off, it was Olak-PKT manager Joseph De Silva who was annoyed with the poor standard of umpiring.

“It was really bad. I will write to MHC (Malaysian Hockey Confederation) to complain about the poor umpiring,” he said.

Reigning defending champions Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) chalked up their third win on the trot with an 8-0 hammering of Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI) in a Division One match at the Kuala Lumpur Hockey Stadium.

UniKL are now level on nine points with defending overall champions SSTMI-Thunderbolt, who lead the standings on a better goal difference.

Mohd Taufik Abdul Hamid (7th, 64th) and Mohd Nor Aqmal Abdul Ghaffar (21st, 57th) notched a brace each to spark the UniKL onslaught.

Mohd Hafify Mohd Rodzi (12th), Mohd Aslam Mohd Hanafiah (32nd), Mohd Haziq Samsul (36th) and Mohd Syafiq Zulzairin (67th) chipped in with a goal each.

UniKL team manager Amir Azhar Ibrahim was delighted to see his players finally finding their scoring touch after struggling to find the net in the first two matches – beating Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) 2-1 and Tunku Besar School of Tampin (4-0)

“We could have done better. I’m not too happy with our penalty corner conversions as we only scored from three of the eight chances,” he said.

“My forwards are not clinical in their finishing.

“They must do better as goal difference could decide the league title.”
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