Kedah Sports Council carved out a slim 1-0 win over Selangor Sports Schol in the Women's League at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil last night. But there was penny of drama off the pitch in a game that was highly entertaining as both teams played free flowing hockey.
The match had to be stopped in the 58th minute as one of the floodlight towers at the NHS 2 blacked out. With no MHC officials present, the two Technical Officials on duty, Naranjan Singh and Surjit Singh had to make calls to Ipoh to seek assistance. The regulations provide for a 30 minute wait before calling the match off.
The initiative of the duo saved the day as the match was moved to NHS 1 to be completed and Kedah hung on to the solitary goal scored by skipper Roziana Sameion in 5th minute to take all three points.
However Selangor Sports School, made up largely of players below 16 put up a strong display and have a bright future if the players continue to excel in this sport.Two players, notably Nurul Aisyah Abdul Razak and Nur Haelin Md Taip showed good individual skills that received praise from a national coach as well.