Sunday, September 16, 2012


Malaysia completed the First Round of the World League unbeaten as they whitewashed Sri Lanka 9-0 at the Kuantan Hockey Stadium.

It was an impressive performance from Malaysia who scored double digit wins over two opponents, defeating Singapore 11-0, Kazakhstan 11-1 and Sri Lanka 9-0 to book their place in the second round.

Kazakhstan took the second berth, finishing the tournament with six points, as a result of their two wins, defeating Sri Lanka 6-1 and Singapore 5-1.

It took Malaysia only two minutes to get the first goal as Norbaini Hashim thundered in an unstoppable shot off the first penalty corner past a diving Sri Lanka keeper Erandi Keerthirathna.

And in the sixth minute Malaysia doubled their advantage, also through a penalty corner, this time Fazilla Sylvester Silin providing the finishing touches.

Though Malaysia was awarded another five penalty corners, they failed to find the next goal.

It was only in the 27th minute that Malaysia managed to increase the tally, off their ninth penalty corner, this time Juliani Mohammad Din.  That was followed by a goal by Siti Rahhmah Othman in the 34th minute for a 4-0 lead at halftime.

The onslaught continued as Norbaini added her second, and Malaysia’s fifth in the 37th minute.

Then in a space of six minutes Malaysia added three more goals to lead 8-0. The goals were scored by Fazilla (43rd minute), Siti Noor Amarina Ruhaini (47th minute) and Nor Hidayah Bokhari (49th minute).

Nor Hidayah Bokhari made it 9-0 in the 53rd minute and the drums started beating on the terraces, celebrating another win.

Final Positions

1)   Malaysia
2)   Kazakhstan
3)   Sri Lanka
4)   Singapore


Best Goalkeeper: Cookie Tan Koon Kim (Singapore)
Player of the Tournament: Fazilla Sylvester Silin (Malaysia)
Top Scorer: 6 goals: Gulnara Imangaliyeva (Kazakhstan), Nor Hidayah Bokhari (Malaysia).