Satwant Singh

Satwant Singh

28 Feb 2014

UniKL Young Guns were stretched to the limit before carving out a crucial 3-2 win over Politeknik KPM in the first leg quarterfinal match of the Milo Cup at the National Hockey Stadium at Bukit Jalil.

In was another poor performance by the title pretenders whose chief coach Arul Selvaraj being embroiled in a player pinching controversy. (read www.jugjet.blogspot.com).

Putting that aside, UniKL really should kick themselves as they wasted numerous chances that could have sealed a bigger win but left their sticks at home.

KPM took the lead through Ain Rahman in the 7 th minute but UniKL whereon level terms via Muhammad Haikal Zamri in the 32 nd minute. Rohimi Iskandar Baharin put UniKL in the lead in the 44 th minute.

However KPM were on elves terms through Hazmi Azhar in the 48th minute only for UniKL to score the winner in the 61 st minute through Rohimi off a well executed penalty corner.

IN another quarterfinal, PJCC proved too strong for BJSS winning the first leg 4-1.

 

 

28 Feb 2014

UniKL Young Guns were stretched to the limit before carving out a crucial 3-2 win over Politeknik KPM in the first leg quarterfinal match of the Milo Cup at the National Hockey Stadium at Bukit Jalil.

In was another poor performance by the title pretenders whose chief coach Arul Selvaraj being embroiled in a player pinching controversy. (read www.jugjet.blogspot.com).

Putting that aside, UniKL really should kick themselves as they wasted numerous chances that could have sealed a bigger win but left their sticks at home.

KPM took the lead through Ain Rahman in the 7 th minute but UniKL whereon level terms via Muhammad Haikal Zamri in the 32 nd minute. Rohimi Iskandar Baharin put UniKL in the lead in the 44 th minute.

However KPM were on elves terms through Hazmi Azhar in the 48th minute only for UniKL to score the winner in the 61 st minute through Rohimi off a well executed penalty corner.

IN another quarterfinal, PJCC proved too strong for BJSS winning the first leg 4-1.

 

 

Olak-PKT and SSTMI Thunderbolts have one foot in the semis finals of the Milo Cup after convincing wins over their opponents in the first leg quarterfinals at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

Olak-PKT caused a major upset by sending Malacca High School to a shock 4-1 defeat while Thunderbolts who won the Division One title showed their class by hammering MS Pahang Juniors 8-0.

 

It was an outstanding performance from Olak-PKT as they ran rings round the static MHS defence, and they thoroughly deserved the big win.

 

“It is a healthy first leg lead but we cannot take things for granted. I am happy that the players lifted their game and played as they did,” said Olak-PKT manager Joseph de Silva.

 

“We have to play intelligently in the return leg as a quick goal by MHS will change the entire equation of the match. Thus we need to plan things carefully.”

 

It was MHS that took the lead in the 20 minute through Faid Farhadh Shah but Olak were back on level terms two minutes later when Marwadi Hamirin.

 

 Olak then took the lead in the 28 minute as Najmi Ghazali scored off a goalmouth melee.

Keeping the pressure on the fumbling MHS defence, Olak added another two goals through Marwadi ( 43  minute) and Asyaraf Mohd Adha ( 54   minute) for a healthy 4-1 aggregate lead.

Thunderbolts got the big win they were looking for as they got the goals through the efforts of Aminuddin Mohd Zain ( 7, 39 and 42 minutes), Amirol Aideed  Md Arshad ( 50 , 67 and 70  minutes), Najmi Farizal Jazlan ( 35 minute) and Firdaus Omar ( 48 minute).

“The mission we set out to achieve is completed and I will rest some players for the second leg as next week we have to play three matches in five days,” said Thunderbolts coach Wan Roslan Wan Rahman.

“We struggled a bit in the first half as the heat was unbearable but got our act together in the second half.”

23 Feb 2014

Politeknik KPM scored a minute from time to edge Bukit Jalil Sports School 2-1 in the final of the Division Two for the Milo Junior Hockey League at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

 

Coached by former national striker Chairil Anwar Abdul Aziz, the Johor Baru based team thoroughly deserved the win as they played better throught the match but were guilty of missing several goal scoring chances.

 

Credit must also be given to BJSS as they matched their more experienced opponents blow for blow but could not withstand the onslaught in the final few minutes where Asharn Hamsani made the difference, scoring seconds before the end of regulation time via a penalty corner.

 

It was Politeknik KPM that opened scoring with Ashran Hamsani converting a penalty corner in the 14th minute.

 

But BJSS were unperturbed and were on level terms in the 25th minute with Fakhri Haminin providing the finishing touch.

 

In the match for third spot, Olak-PKT defeated MS Pahang 2-1 and earned a reward of a trip to Bali from their sponsors PKT.

 

Olak went ahead in the 21st minute through Norhafiz Aris before Mohammad Zabad Rosli extend it by scoring in the 54th minute.

 

Though MS Pahang reduced the deficit in the 57th minute via Syafiq Sharuddin, they could not find the equalizer.

 

Results Division 2

 

3/4 Placing

 

Olak-PKT 2 MS Pahang 1

Politeknik KPM 2 Bukit Jalil Sports School 1

 

Quarterfinal First Leg – 28 Feb 2014

 

1600H - SSTMI Thunderbolt v MS Pahang – NHS 1

1600H - Malacca High School v Olak-PKT – NHS 2

1800H - Petaling Jaya CC v Bukit Jalil Sports School – NHS 1

1800H - UniKL Young Guns v Politeknik KPM – NHS 2

 

Quarterfinal Second Leg – 2 March 2014

 

1600H - Politeknik KPM v UniKL Young Guns – NHS 1

1600H - Bukit Jalil Sports School v Petaling Jaya CC – NHS 2

1800H - Olak-PKT v Malacca High School – NHS 1

1800H - MS Pahang v SSTMI Thunderbolt – NHS 2

 

(All matches at National Hockey Stadium Bukit Jalil)

Politeknik KPM played at half pace to subdue MS Pahang 5-0 to emerge as Group Y champions in the playoffs of the Division Two in the Milo Junior Hockey League.

 

They will take on Bukit Jalil Sports School in the final with MS Pahang playing Olak-Kpt to determine the third spot.

 

The Johor based team opened scoring in the 14th minute through Ain A. Rahman in the 14th minute.

 

Kamarul Ariffin Kamaruddin doubled the advantage for Politeknik KPM in the 19th minute.

 

Ain struck another goal five minutes later to give Politeknik a commanding 3-0 lead at halftime.

 

Goals by Ashran Hamsani ( 45th minute) and Khairuddin Ramlan (57th minute) made it 5-0 and they conserved enery for the final tomorrow.

 

22 Feb 2014

Bukit Jalil Sports School qualified for the final of the Division Two playoffs when they defeated Nur Insafi 5-2 in the Milo Junior Hockey League match at the National Hockey Stadium Bukit Jalil.

 

The win also assured them promotion into Division One next season,  a quick return to the top fight after being demoted last year.

 

Needing to win by three clear goals, BJSS went into the lead in the 8 minute through Mahathir Rathuwan.

 

But Nur Insafi was not going to make it easy and drew level in the 18  minute via Izaidi Ismail.

 

However Mohd Norshahrezan Mat Jusoh scored a brace via penalty corners in the 25 and 33minutes to give BJSS a 3-1 lead.

 

Needing another goal, BJSS redoubled their efforts and were rewarded as Muhd Fakhri Ardillah Saifullah made it 4-1.

 

With Nur Insafi scoring their second in the 57  minute via NurMushawwir Hrsikesa Thaitchana Muruthi, BJSS needed another goal to make it to the final via more goals scored and Muhd Fakri scored in the 61 minute to take them through.

 

“It was a team effort and I am glad that we met the objective to return to Division One after being demoted,” said BJSS coach S. Prakash.

 

“We need to prepare well for the knockout stages next eek and a favourable draw can see us making the semis.”

 

BJSS earned RM2,000 as Group X champions with Olak-PKT receiving RM1,500 as runner-up.

21 Feb 2014

Politeknik KPM sent Bakat MSS Kelantan out of contention for a place in the Milo Cup after defeating the east coast side 8-0 at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

The win not only gave the Johor Baru based side a place in next seasons's Division One but also assured MS Pahang a promotion as they had defeated Bakat MSS Kelantan 3-2 the previous day.

Politeknik KPM will take on MS Pahang in their final Group Y match tomorrow, needing only a draw to take top spot in the group and qualify for the final on Sunday.

The floodgates opened as early in the 3rd minute through Ashran Hamsani who went on to add the second in the 21st minute. Kamarul Ariffin Kamaruddin then scored the third in the 28th minute before Luqman Nur Hakim Saiful scored five minutes later for a commanding 4-0 lead for Politeknik KPM at halftime.

The onslaught continued as Politeknik KPM added another three more goals through Ain A. Rahman (42nd minute), Mohd Firdaus Fauzi ( 52nd minute) and Muhd Fareez Rasidi ( 53rd minute).

Zairy Zulkarnain made it 8-0 in the 60th minute to cap a memorable night for Politeknik KPM.

 

21 Feb 2014

OLD LA Sallians Association of Klang (Olak-PKT) came back from the dead to hold Bukit Jalil Sports School to a 1-1 draw in the playoffs for the Milo Cup at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

 

The draw gave them a reason to celebrate on two fronts – gaining promotion to Division One for next season and also making it into the quarterfinal draw for the overall championships next week.

 

Olak has been out in the cold in Division Two since 2009, and after beating Nur Insafi 4-1 on Thursday in Group X, they will play a waiting game to see if they also qualify for the final of the Division Two playoffs.

 

For BJSS play Nur Insafi and the sports school needs to beat Nur Insafi by four  clear goals to play against the  champions of the Group Y playoffs.

 

BJSS drew first blood in the 20th minute when Abdul Syafiq scored a field goal, but Olak-PKT drew level via Shafieq Dzulkifly slammed home from close range in the 65th minute.

  

"We lacked maturity level to hold onto the early lead, and will have to play much better than today if we want to play in the finals of the playoffs. We also need to beat Nur Insafi so that we can advance to the Division One next year,’ said BJSS coach S. Prakash.

 

Six teams from Division Two were divided into Group X and Y, and the champions in the round robin qualify for the final on Sunday, while the runners-up too advance into the Milo Cup quarter-finals, and also gain promotion to Division One next year.

  

Olak-PKT team manager Joseph de Silva feels they were denied a penalty stroke:

 

"We should have been awarded a penalty stroke but were denied. However, I am still happy that we will now play in Division One next year,” said Joseph.

   

And on the waiting game: "It is out of our hands, and we can only watch from the sidelines and hope BJSS do not score four clear goals so that we can play in the final on Sunday," added Joseph.

   

 BJSS played their first playoff match yesterday, while it was Olak's second consecutive match and the former champions looked lost and tired in the first half. However, a few determined runs by individuals in the last 10 minutes of the match got them the all important point to start celebrating.

 

   

RESULTS:

Olak-PKT 1 BJSS 1

Bakat MSSK x Politeknik KPM x.

  

FIXTURES SATURDAY :

BJSS v Nur Insafi (5pm, National Stadium, II)

Politeknik-KPM v MSP-Pahang (7pm, National Stadium, II).

20 Feb 2014

Olak-PKT took a giant step toward making the quarterfinal of the Milo Cup in the Junior Hockey League when they defeated Nur Insafi 4-1 in a playoff match at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

They need a draw against Bukit Jalil Sports School to assure themselves of a place and from the way they demolished Nur Insafi, that should not be a problem.

“It was a good performance and te early goals help the team settle down. We made the chances count and that made the difference today,” said Olak-PKT manager Joseph de Silva.

“We hope to win tomorrow as that will assure us of a place in Sunday’s final and BJSS will not be an easy proposition.

“I am proud of my players as they play to instructions and the result is due to planning by the coaches who got the tactics right.”

Olak took the lead in the 11th minute through V. Dilip who was set up perfectly by Marwadi Hamirin.

That gave them the confidence to move forward and three minutes later Olak doubled their advantage through the efforts of

With Nur Insafi not able to get their act together, it was only a matter of time that Olak scored their third and that duly occurred in the 24th minute with Marwadi finding the mark, for his 11th goal in the tournament.

Marwadi was on target again in the 40th minute to make it 4-0 and Olak were sailing comfortably.

The match threatened to blow into a free for all in the 42nd minute as Olak’s Maxhanis Christi and Nur Insafi’s  Mohd Zaim Hanif Nasaruddin almost came to blows with the other players lining up against each other. The duo were sent to the sin bin.

Nur Insafi scored a consolation through Abdul Muhaimin Abdul Aziz via a penalty corner in the 59th minute.

Meanwhile in another match, the East Coast derby saw MS Pahang scoring the winner in the final seconds to defeat Bakat MSS Kelantan 3-2.

Bakat MSS Kelantan took the lead in the 12th minute via Ashraf Mohd Noor only for MS Pahang to draw level four minutes later through Aidil Adha Shah.

But the Kelantan side got their act together as Ashraf put them 2-1 ahead in the 37th minute.

However Ashraf turned villain as he muffed a penalty stroke in the 47th minute, sending his attempt sailing above the bar.

Bakat MSS Kelantan then dominated proceedings but were unable to put away the numerous chances they created.

Irfan Wafiq Hishamudin converted a penalty corner in the 61st minute to draw MS Pahang level and Bakat MSS Kelantan were left wondering how thy ended up sharing points in a match they clearly dominated.

Mohd Alif Nor Faizal then delivered the killer blow, scoring off a goal mouth melee in stoppage time to give MS Pahang all three points.

 

Results:

Nur Insafi 1 Olak-PKT 4

MSP-Pahang 3 Bakat-MSSK 2

 

Fixtures:

  

Friday

Olak -PKT v BJSS (5pm, National Stadium II)

Bakat MSSK v Politeknik-KPM (7pm, National Stadium II)

  

16 Feb 2014

It will be a tough battle for six teams after the draw for the playoff of the Milo Cup was made at the National Hockey Stadium following the completion of the league stages of the Milo Junior Hockey League.

 

The top two teams in each of the Second Division pools qualified to play in the second round where the top four teams will not only play in the overall championships but also gain promotion to Division One for next season.

 

In Group X is Nur Isafi, Olak-PKT and Bukit Jalil Sports School while Group Y comprises of MS Pahang, Bakat – MSS Kelantan and Politeknik KPM. All matches will played at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil from February 2-23.

 

From the look of things, Group X is a tougher group given the stature of the teams placed in it.

 

“It is a tough draw as only two teams will make the cut for the quarterfinal. We have drawn the short straw as both Olak and Nur Insafi are good teams and have shown their ability by topping their respective pools in Division Two,” said BJSS coach S. Prakash.

 

For Olak-PKT manager Joseph de Silva, there are no favourite teams in the second round.

 

“We need to win to qualify and that is what we intend to do. It does not matter who we play as all teams that made the cut for the second round deserve to be there. So there is no such thing as favourites and the matches are there to be won,” said Joseph.

 

Meanwhile in the final Division One match, UniKL defeated Anderson 2-0 through a goals by Shafirul Aqmar M. Saiful (38th minute) and Zulhaziq Hashim ( 68th minute)

 

The win meant that Malacca High School took the last available spot from Division One to move into the quarterfinals for the overall battle for the Milo Cup.

 

In other matches,  PH Kota Star  SMK going down to a 1-5 defeat at the hands of Syed Hassan while Matri lost to 1MAS Penang 3-4, with MSSD Larut Matang Akademi being held to a 1-1 draw by Felda Temerloh with SM Sain Johor losing 0-6 to BJSS Juniors.

Play Off Draw

 

Group X

Nur Insafi

Olak-PKT

Bukit Jalil Sports School

 

 

Group Y

Politeknik KPM

Bakat-MSS Kelantan

MS Pahang Juniors

 

Note:  Matches will be played at Bukit Jalil stadium on Feb 20-23. Top two teams of each pool will join SSTMI Thunderbolts, UniKL Young Guns, Petaling Jaya City Council and Malacca High School in quarterfinals of Milo Cup.

 

 

Roll of Honour

 

Division One

 

Champions: SSTMI Thunderbolts (RM15,000)

 

Runner Up: UniKL Young Guns (RM10,000)

 

Third: Petaling Jaya City Council (Rm8,000)

 

Fourth: Malacca High School (RM7,000)

 

Division Two A

 

Champion: Nur Insafi (RM5,000)

 

Runner Up: Bakat-MSS Kelanatan (RM3,000)

 

Division Two B

 

Champion: Olak-PKT (RM5,000)

 

Runner Up: MS Pahang Juniors (RM3,000)

 

Division Two C

 

Champions: Politeknik KPM (RM5,000)

 

Runner Up: Bukit Jalil Sports School (RM3,000)

 

 

Results:

 

Division One

 

UniKL Young Guns 2 Anderson 0

 

Division Two A

 

PH Kota Star 1 SMK Syed Hassan 5

 

Matri 3 1MAS Penang 4

 

Division Two B

 

MSSD Larut Matang Akademi 1 Felda Temerloh 1

 

Division Two C

 

SM Sain Johor 0 BJSS Juniors 6

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