Monday, July 5, 2010


The Project 2013 team registered their third win in as many matches in their European Tour when they defeated Suisse Selection 4-0 at the Richmont Hockey Stadium.

Goals from Joel Van Huizen in the 3rd minute, Mohd Sabri who converted a penalty corner in the  5th minute, and Amir Farid in the 28th minute gave them a 3-0 lead going into the breather. Firhan Ashaari netted the  third 50th minute.

And to cap it, Ramesh Ramanathan was named as the best player for the three match series in Geneva by the organisors.

While the results were good, the  team has a serious problem with regards to their penalty corner conversion rates. In this match alone the Project squad were awarded 9 penalty corners but only found the net once.

Overall the team only managed to convert  4 penalty corners from the 22 they were awarded in the three matches played.

"That is a poor conversion rate and something that the coaches are looking into seriously. We need to improve in this department and increase the rate to at least 50 per cent," said team manager Mirnawan Nawawi.

"The team had three good warm up matches and based on their performance they are ready to face the better teams in Barcelona."