Saturday, August 27, 2016

UniKL ready for Maybank

Having managed to get a point off table toppers KL Hockey Club has boosted the confidence of the youngsters from UniKL.

It has been a good week for UniKL as they defeated Tenaga Nasional last Sunday and followed that up with a win over Maybank in the knockout tournament.

And the 1-1 draw against the vastly stronger KLHC side on Friday will no doubt spur the team to a better showing in the league match against Maybank at the Pantai Hockey Stadium tomorrow.

Despite having beaten Maybank 1-0 in the knock out tournament, UniKL are well aware that past results count for nothing.

" While we are happy with the results, we have our feet firmly on the ground," said UniKL coach Arul Selvaraj.

" Though we had beaten Maybank in a match last week, it is entirely a different proposition this time around.

" We need to be more clinical in a match and take the chances we create as at times we are guilty of wasting chances."

UniKL have no injury worries except for youngster Mohd Sufi Ismat Rohulmin who is still recovering from three stitches on his knee.

Maybank were beaten 2-1 by Sapura but were denied of an equaliser in the 51st minute as video replays showed that they had the ball in the net but were denied by the umpire.

It was the same case for KLHC who were denied a second goal in their match against UniKL as Harvinder Singh had got a touch of the ball in the semi circle but was denied a legitimate goal.

UniKL too were at the receiving end as in their match against Maybank, their opponents had 11 players on the field despite a player from each team being yellow carded. They got away without any penalty against them though it was agreed that the captain will be issued a green card for such infringements.

" I have told my players to play to the whistle but at the same time hope that the Technical Committee has a serious look at some decisions ," added Arul.