Sunday January 13, 2013
Champions whip Malacca High for third win
KUALA LUMPUR: Defending champions SSTMI-Thunderbolt showed no sign of lethargy in their third game in three days as they thumped Malacca High School 9-0 in the MHC-Milo-NSC Junior Hockey League at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
The Division One champions will now take a two-week break as the majority of their players will be heading for Sydney with the Project 2017 team for the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) from Jan 16-20.
Thunderbolt, who beat SSTMI Juniors 6-0 on Thursday and BJSS 1-0 on Friday, will only play again on Jan 31, when they travel to Penang for the match against MSS Penang-USM.
Thunderbolt had no problems against Malacca High School, going 4-0 up in the first half through goals by Amir Zulkarnian (2nd minute), Mohd Hafiz Seleman (6th), Mohd Shahril Saabah (12th) and Mohd Sufi Ismat (31st).
Hafiz went on to notch a hat-trick with two more goals in the 61st and 66th minutes while Shahril had one more in the 59th minute.
Their other goals came from Zizi Azwan (40th) and Ahmad Alif Nazaruddin (55th).
Thunderbolt coach Wan Mohamed Roslan said he was glad that he took away the skipperís armband from Shahril.
ďHe (Shahril) cannot play under pressure. Shahril was in better form and scored two goals after I took the armband away from him. Iím sure heíll continue to improve,Ē he said.
In another Division One match, MBI-Anderson got their campaign off on a winning note when they defeated MSS Penang-USM 2-0 at the Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh.
Mohd Badrul Amin was the hero when he scored a brace in the 22nd and 50th minutes.
Anderson will now to travel to Malacca to take on Malacca High School today.
Anderson coach Mohd Ezral Ariff expects a daunting task against Malacca High because of the travelling involved.