Thursday, November 12, 2009


Skippers Corner

By Mohd Madzli Ikmar

For us the battle begins today against Scotland. There are no two ways about it as this is a match that we have to win.

We have churned out inconsistent performances and although some may think of it as offering excuses, the truth is that the weather has affected our performances.

Winds, at times blowing to speeds of 20 knots have affected the players and when it blows directly into your face, it can be quite difficult to concentrate on the play.

But we have played three matches and are coming to terms with the conditions and the next two matches are a severe test for the players and coaches.

No one wants to lose matches and I am happy that the players showed resilience in coming back from two goals down to draw level against New Zealand the other day.

It was due to some questionable decisions by match officials that led to our players losing their composure and the match eventually.

Suffice to say that we will run to the ground in our quest to collect the three points, wind or no wind, it’s a win we are gunning for.