Saturday, July 3, 2010


The Project 2013 side got off to a winning start for their European tour when they defeated Geneva Selection 3-2 at the Richmont Hockey Stadium.

Victory however was not easy as Geneva took a 2-0 lead in the first half through goals in the 32nd and 34th minutes.

The Project squad hit back in the second half, scoring three goals via Amir Farid in 45th (FG) and 70th minutes (FG) with Firhan Ashaari netting the other in the 61st minutes.

The Project team earned five penalty corners as opposed to one for Geneva.

"The overall performance was not so convincing especially in the first  half because the players looked rather lethagic and had trouble getting used to the European environment and weather," said Team Manager Mirnawan Nawawi.

"However in the second half the boys picked up their game and manage to score the three goals. We had at least six clear chances to score but lacked sharpness and goal scoring ability.

"But I am impressed with the great figting spirit and character of the players which was the tonic towards winning the game. Tomorrow we will play against Lyon Football Club Hockey Team at 2pm."