Sunday, February 5, 2012


Malaysia produced another memorable win in their playing tour of Australia when they defeated Holland 2-1 in a friendly at Perth this evening.

While winning matches, especially against top notch sides like Australia and Holland is a morale booster, the team should look towards arresting their yo-yo form as inconsistency has been the bane of Malaysian hockey for many years.

And in Dublin next month at the Olympic Qualifiers, the squad needs to win matches consistently in order to make the London Olympics in July.

Still reeling from the 8-1 hammering they received against Australia on Thursday, the Malaysian players gave a better account of themselves to lead 1-0 at halftime courtesy of an Azlan Misron strike off a penalty corner rebound.

Holland equalised through Van Werden but Faisal Saari converted a penalty corner to record a memorable win, albeit in a friendly.

For the record Malaysia lost three matches against Australia ( 1-3, 2-5, 1-8) and won once (5-2).