The Tenaga Nasional Berhad and Yayasan Negeri Sembilan clash will not just be another match in the TNB Malaysian Hockey League schedule this season.
For when the teams square off against each other at the National Hockey stadium on Friday night, it will not only see a battle on the hockey pitch, but a tactical battle between a teacher and a pupil as well.
The first answer that Maybank coach Erling Wallace Tan provided when asked on his thoughts about their clash against defending champions KL Hockey Club was that they will face an uphill task trying to get a point from the match.
For the young upstarts will be up against an unbeaten Sapura who have won both their matches in the TNBMHL thus far. And looking at the form they are in, the match on Friday night should be akin to a walk in the park for Sapura to collect all three points.