Wednesday January 16, 2013
Another tough match awaits BJSS
KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) are going through their worst-ever start to their season in the MHC-Milo-NSC Junior Hockey League.
The former double champions were beaten in both their opening matches last week, losing by identical 1-0 margins to defending champions Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI)-Thunderbolt and Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ).
And it is not going to be any easier for BJSS in the next game as they face Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), last year’s league runners-up, in a Division One match tomorrow.
“We used to dominate the league, but today we are struggling to win matches. Two defeats in the first two matches are a bad start for us,” said BJSS coach S. Prakash, who guided BJSS to 12 titles.
BJSS were the double champions in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009. They were also league champions in 2003 and 2006.
Prakash said that they would face another tough encounter against UniKL, who beat SSTMI-Juniors 6-2 in their opening match.
“We cannot afford another defeat. To make matter worse, we will not have the services of injured forward Mohd Khairul,” he said.