Selangor overcame an initial resistance from PDRM to register a 5-1 win in their Group A match in the National Under 16 Hockey Tournament at the Kuala Lumpur Hockey Stadium in Pantai this evening.
Though the final scoreline was impressive, they were taken to the limit by the PDRM side that comprised mostly of players under the age of 14.
The win gave Selangor bragging rights on as it was their second win, having defeated Sabah 2-1 the previous day. And they topped the standings in their group.
Selangor opened scoring in the 2nd minute when Muhd Hafif Elkan converted a penalty corner. But PDRM hit back in the 14th minute, also through a penalty corner converted by Muhd Khirul Amirin.
But the floodgates opened in the second half as Hafif gave Selangor a 2-1 lead in the 43rd minute. Two minutes later Mohd Noor Khairul made it 3-1.
Goals from Jazli Haziq Jamalul (52nd minute) and Mohd Syakir Mohd Noor (65th minute) gave Selangor a 5-1 margin of victory.
Earlier Perak went on a rampage blanking Singapore 7-9 with Mohd Khairul Adha Ilyas scoring four goals.
Mohd Khairul opened scoring in the 2nd minute and went on to score another three goals in the 12th, 42nd and 65th minutes.
Perak’s other goal scorers were Mohd Husaini Mohd Husin (11th minute), Mohd Ashran Hamsani (40th minute) and Muhd Luqman Hakim Mohd Asri (50th minute).
Negri Sembilan 7 Penang 2
Kedah 4 Perlis 0
Kelantan 4 Terengganu 0
Perak 7 Singapore 0
Selangor 5 PDRM 1
Johor v Pahang
Kuala Lumpur v Sabah