Tenaga Nasional Berhad edged UniKL 1-0 to keep their hopes alive of finishing second in the Premier Division of the TNBMHL at the USM Stadium in Penang this evening.The win puts TNB a point behind current second placed Maybank at 18 points with two league matches each to be played next weekend in Kuala Lumpur.
When the TNB Malaysian Hockey League got underway, many had written off defending champions KL Hockey Club, especially when they lost six national players to Terengganu HT.
But champions are made and not born, and with that in mind, manager George Koshy and coach K. Dharmaraj started building the team again and in that process made some intelligent signings, especially foreign players.
That was not all for even the youngsters turned out to be key players in their quest to retain the titles they had won. And today part of that journey for redemption was completed when KLHC defeated Maybank 4-2 to retain the TNBMHL league title at the USM Stadium in Penang.
Sapura registered their second win within 24 hours when they defeated Terengganu HT 3-1 in the TNB Malaysian Hockey League match at the USM Stadium in Penang this evening.
The win took their points tally to 14, just a point behind Tenaga Nasional berhad who are on 15 points but with a game in hand as they have played 9 matches as opposed to Sapura who have played a match more.
KL Hockey Club may have collected the three points in their march towards the TNB Malaysian Hockey League when they defeated Nur Insafi Warriors 7-1 at the USM Stadium in Penang.But the win came at a cost for Australian international Timothy Deavin picked up a green and yellow card, thus ruling him out of the crucial match against Maybank where a win would give KLHC the league title with two matches to spare.
UniKL came within minutes of putting a big dent on the hopes of Maybank to win the TNB Malaysian Hockey League title. But the Tigers are fast earning the tage of escape artists as they managed to find the equaliser.
In the end it was points shared as the two teams played out to a 2-2 draw at the USM Stadium in Penang.