KL Hockey Club were in no mood to let Tenaga Nasional Berhad roll over them as they came back from 2-0 down to defeat then 5-3 at the National Hockey Stadium this evening.
The defeat made things more difficult for TNB to finish as league runner-up as all Maybank needs to do is defeat Terengganu HT in a later game to take the second spot.
And on the adjacent pitch, Nur Insafi Warriors registered their first win of the TNBMHL by defeating Sapura 4-3, coming back from a two goal deficit as well.
Sapura have been blowing hot and cold in the TNB Malaysian Hockey League. And while they failed to maintain consistency in the Premier League, coach Tai Beng Hai is hoping for a change of fortunes in the TNB Cup that will take off next week.Wary of the fact that consistency is the key factor in the knockout stage, Beng Hai will be working on several aspects of his team over the next week and hopes that they changes will be visible in the league matches this weekend.
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.
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.
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.