Monday, August 17, 2009


Kuala Lumpur redeemed themselves by defeating Penang 6-2 and will now hope for some results going their way to make Thursday’s final.

The city side have six points and have to defeat Perak (Tuesday) and Negri Sembilan (Wednesday) to have a chance of finishing among the top two. They will also have to hope that either one of the other three, Malacca, Project 2013 or Johor falter.

They had one part of their wish fulfilled when Johor went down 3-2 to the Project 2013 and now will hope that Malacca falter against the Project side in the final preliminary match on Wednesday.

Kuala Lumpur went ahead through Mohd Fairuz Ramli in the 6th minute but Penang drew level in the 18th minute via Khairil Anuar Md Isa. However the city side went into the breather ahead when Mahinder Singh scored in the 25th minute.

It took Penang just three minutes into the second half to draw level when Kernail Singh slammed an unstoppable shot off a penalty corner past KL custodian Abdul Hakim Adnan.

KL turned on the power after that and scored four without reply through the efforts of Tajol Rosli Mohamad (47th and 61st minutes), Fairuz (52nd minute) and Mohd Faizal Daud (70th minute).

The Project 2013 squad however were fortunate to get all three points as they allowed Johor back into the match after taking a 2-0 lead at halftime.

Adapting better to the heavy pitch conditions, the Juniors went ahead through Faheed Saifuddin Shahrom Jamil in the 16th minute and doubled their lead through Mohd Faiz Helmi in the 26th minute. The match was stopped in the 28th minute due to heavy rain.

In the second half Johor took control and made use of the chances to draw level through the efforts of Amir Hamzah Ahmad who scored in the 46th and 64th minutes.

Just when the match looked as if it was headed for a draw, Mohamad syamin Mohd Yusof picked up a long overhead flick out of defence and dribbled past Ahmad Bazli Razai in the Johor goal to give the Juniors a valuable win.

Juniors will now need just three points from their remaining two matches to book a place in the final this Thursday. They play Penang tomorrow and Malacca on Wednesday and look good to book their place with a win over Penang.

Fixtures (Tuesday)

Division Two (5th – 8th Placings)
0730 - KLHA Brunei vs Perlis
0930 - KLHA Pahang vs PDRM

Division Two Semi Finals
1530 - KLHA ATM vs Kedah
1730 - KLHA Selangor vs Singapore

Division One
1500 - STR N. Sembilan vs Melaka
1700 - STR K. Lumpur vs Perak
1900 - STR Penang vs Projek 2013


Division One
Kuala Lumpur 6 Penang 2
Project 2013 3 Johor 2
Negri Sembilan Perak

Division Two

Group A
Brunei 3 Sabah 1

Group B
Selangor 1 Kedah 0
Pahang 6 Perlis 1