Saturday, July 23, 2011


Hosts Malacca were held to a 2-2 draw by Pahang in the final match of the revived Tun Razak Cup at the MPMBB Stadium at Bukit Serindit in Malacca.

Pahang opened scoring through Ahmad Kazamirul Nasaruddin in the 7th minute . Kaza had the presence of mind to steer clear of two defenders before sending his penalty corner attempt sailing into goal.

Try as they did, the Malacca forwards led by former national player Chua Boon Huat could not breach the Pahang defence.

But Chua did manage to win a penalty stroke for Malacca  in the 31st minute when a Pahang player was adjudged to have played the ball with the reverse side of his stick. And Chua stepped up to duly convert the resulting stroke to draw Malacca level.

The respite was short lived as Pahang took the lead through Mohd Hafiz Zainul in the very next minute to lead 2-1 at halftime.

Malacca found the equaliser in the 63rd minute, again through Chua, who finished off a set piece to give the hosts a share of the spoils.