Saturday, November 5, 2011


Malaysia were beaten 2-1 by Australia in their opening match of the Sultan of Johor Cup at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium in Johor Bahru tonight.

And in reality if they had the services of Faisal Saari and Firhan Ashaari, the outcome would surely had been different as Malaysia lacked a striker that could create half chances into goals. And it most likely that this scenario will continue in the coming matches.

Despite the defeat, it was a spirited display from the players who played their hearts out and were dominating in the second half in particular.