UnIKL Young Guns and SSTMI Thunderbolt qualified for the final of the Milo Cup after going through the motions in the second leg at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
UniKL defeated Petaling Jaya City Council 2-1 to qualify with a 7-2 aggregate while defending champions SSTMI Thunderbolt recorded an effortless 8-0 win over Olak-PKT for a 14-1 aggregate.
“We are glad to make the final after an indifference performance in the league and knockout stages,” said UniKL coach Mohd Rodhanizam Mat Radzi.
“The key thing now is recovery as playing in this humid conditions, especially tough semis, can affect the physical condition of any player.”
Zizi Azwan Hassan opened scoring in the 8 th minute for UniKL but that was as far as they got in the first half as UniKL squandered many chances that they created.
Nor Azrul Abd Rahman converted a penalty stroke in the 61 st minute to seal the win and place in the final.
But PJCC got a consolation with Zulaniq Adib converting a penalty corner in the 70 th minute.
Zulhamizan Awang Abas scored a hattrick, all within 9 minutes in the Thunderbolts win with goals in the 33 rd, 36 th and 42 nd minutes.
Danial Asyraf Abd Ghani had given Thunderbolts an early lead in the 11 th minute and Muhammad Ammar Zahan doubled the advantage in the 18 th minute.
Thunderbolts were awarded a penalty stroke in the 31 st minute and was neatly tucked away by skipper Aminuddin Mohd Zain with Ammar adding another goal in the 34 th minute for a 5-0 lead at halftime.
Amirol Aidded Md Arshad scored the last goal in the 58 th minute and Thunderbolts will be favourites to lift the title.
“ We are ready to take on UniKL in the final and are confident we can retain the title,” said SSTMI coach Wan Roslan Wan Rahman.
UniKL Young Guns 2 Petaling Jaya CC 1
(UniKL win 7-3 on aggregate)
SSTMI Thunderbolts 8 Olak-PKT 0
(SSTMI Thunderbolt win 14-1 on aggregate)