SINGAPORE: It’s a testament to Malaysia’s high standard in men’s hockey that even a 4-1 win over Singapore is still considered a disappointment.
What’s worse is that Malaysia, represented by the National Juniors, had to come back from a goal down to beat minnows Singapore.
Sabri Yuhari gave Singapore the lead in the eighth minute before coach S. Arulselvaraj boys woke up from their slumber.
Sufi Ismat Rohulamin equalised for Malaysia with a field goal in the 27th minute.
Nik Mohd Aiman Nik Rozemi then scored two penalty corner goals – in the 34th and 39th minutes – to put Malaysia 3-1 ahead.
Aminuddin Mohd Zain completed the rout with another penalty corner goal in the 57th minute.
Malaysia have now sealed their place in the final with a match in hand. Malaysia will wrap up their fixtures against Myanmar, Wednesday.
In an earlier match, Myanmar beat Thailand 3-1.
Myanmar, trained by Pakistani coach Muhammad Akhlaq, have four points from two matches after drawing 1-1 with Singapore on Saturday.
The Star Online