Tuesday, October 20, 2009


For those who came in late for the second Test Match between Malaysia and Australia and looked at the scoreboard, they would have thought that the home team was doing well holding the visitors to a scoreless draw.

However they were mistaken for it took the organisers 10 minutes to put up the first score, and by that time Australia had scored three times.

Australia had made four changes to the team, brining in C. Cirielloo, K. Brown, G. Begbie and keeper R. Meadows whiler Malaysia made three by fielding Kelvinder Singh, Jivan Mohan and Ahmad Kazamirul in place of S. Baljit Singh, Mohd Marhsan Mohd Jalil and Mohd Noor Khairul Azrain.

And it took the Aussies just two minutes to open scoring via Glen Simpson who pounced on a defensive lapse to slot home.

Glen Turner then scored two goals in the space of two minutes, in the 9th and 10th minutes, exposing the frail Malaysian defence, especially on the right where Jiwa Mohan took time to settle down. The others in the defence, Mohd Madzli Ikmar, Mohd Amin Rahim and C. Baljit Singh were slow, often left chasing the fleetfooted Aussie strikeforce.

In contrast the Malaysian forward line were devoid of ideas but managed to create two penalty corners, but with failed to bear any result.

Halftime Australia 3 Malaysia 0

It was the same story in the second half as the Aussies were playing a cat and mouse game against the homesters. And when it mattered Australia stepped up a gear to make it 4-0 via Mark Peterson in the 57th minute before Mohd Amin Rahim finally made good a penalty corner in the 66th minute to reduce the deficit to 4-1.

Australia had the last laugh when Simon Orhard scored a minute before time.

Australia: Liam D’Young, Simon Orchard, Glen Turner, C. Cirello, Matthew Butturini, David Guest, Joel Carroll, Matt Gohdes, K. Brown, Jonathon Charlesworth, Matthew Swann, Glen Simpson, R. Meadows, G. Bagbie, Mark Paterson, Fergus Kavanagh.

Malaysia: Khairulnizam Ibrahim, Ahmad Kazaamirul Nasruddin, Mohamed Amin Rahim, jivan Mohan, S. Selvaraju, Mohd Madzli Ikmar, Faisal Saari, Mohamed Shahrun Nabil, Mohd Shukri Mutalib, Azlan Misron, Jiwa Mohan, Mohd Razie Abdul Rahim, Kelvinder Singh, C. Baljit Singh, Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin, Nabil FiqriMohd Nor.