Friday, August 14, 2009


It was a winning debut for MHF Hon. Treasurer Sanjilatheeban Subramaniam as he coached hs home state Penang to a 4-2 win over Perak in the Tun Razak Cup Division One match today.

The islanders made the most of a rain interrupted match to defeat Perak who had a better team overall but just failed to click. Perhaps Perak were still feeling the strains of their match against Malacca the previous day that ended in a 1-1 draw.

It was Perak though who took the lead in the 9th minute through Hairul Nizam Rani who converted a penalty corner. Penang equalised two minute later through Mohd Fahmy Nasir but the Silver state regained the initiative when Davendran scored in the 20th minute.

Penang found the equaliser via Mohd Jamil Saidin in the 22nd minute and three minutes later the match was stopped due to a downpour.

Penang scored twice in the second half through Abdul Razak Saidin (37th minute) and Izwan Firdaus Ahmad Tajuddin (60th minute) to take all three points.

Meanwhile, the Project 2013 squad handed the veterans of Negri Sembilan a lesson in hockey as they recorded their second win in as many days, blanking last year's runner up 7-0 at the Tun Razak Stadium.

Having brushed aside the defending champions Kuala Lumpur 5-4 yesterday, the Juniors made full use of the penalty corners, with six out of their total coming via penalty corner conversions.

Muhamad Sabri Mohamed was the toast of the Project side as he hammered in four goals, all via penalty corners, in the 29th, 33rd, 59th and 67th minutes. Mohamad Noor Faeez Ibrahim netted two goals in the 16th and 41st minutes, both through penalty corners while the solitary field goal was scored by Muhammad Firhan Ashari in the 53rd minute.

In the Division Two match played at the KLHA Stadium, PDRM and Brunei played to a 3-3 draw. This is PDRM's second consecutive draw as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Sabah yesterday.

Singapore and Armed Forces also shared the points when they played to a 4-4 draw.