Tenaga Nasional B erhad wrested the second spot in the TNBMHL standings when they defeated Maybank 5-1 in an ill-tempered match at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Kuantan.
At the halfway stage of the MHL, the two teams are tied on 12 points with KL Hockey Club having a four point lead over TNB and Maybank. And TNB deserved the win despite the fact there were several questionable decisions that went against the Tigers.The match was littered with stoppages and the players questioned just about every decision the umpires Iskandar Rashdan and R. Anbanathan made.
KL Hockey Club edged Sapura 3-2 after coming from a goal down in a lacklustre display at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Kuantan this evening. And on the adjacent pitch, the woes of Terengganu HT continued when they were beaten 3-1 by unsung UniKL.
While KLHC will rejoice having retained their top spot at the halfway stage of the TNBMHL, they will surely be concerned at the sudden drop in form by some of their key players.
And as for UniKL, the win, their second in the MHL thus far will surely boost the confidence of the youngsters as they try to qualify for the quarterfinal stages.
Tenaga Nasional Berhad warmed up well for their crucial match against Maybank tomorrow when they defeated Nur Insafi Warriors 5-0 at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Kuantan.Had it not been for brilliant saves by Nur Insafi keeper Nasir Ahmad, TNB could well have walked away with a bigger margin of victory. But what was important to them was the three points and preserving their energy for the clash against the Tigers, where a win will elevate them to the second spot.
Sapura moved into third spot of the TNB Malaysian hockey league when they defeated a gutsy UniKL 3-1 at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Kuantan tonight. The win gave Sapura eight points, two more then Tenaga Nasional Berhad who have a game in hand.
It was a well deserved win for sapura who employed the right tactics by allowing uniKL come at them before breaking out to hit their opponents on the counter.The youngsters from UniKL played with commitment and passion but severely lacked composure. And they made several errors in defence that virtually handed the goals to Sapura on a platter.
It was to be the match of the week, but ended up being a mis-match as defending champions KL Hockey club humiliated cash rich Terengganu HT at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Kuantan.KLHC walked away not only winning the match 5-0 and collecting all three points, but they also showed six of their former players now donning Terengganu colours that they made a wrong choice.