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Published: Saturday April 13, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday April 25, 2013 MYT 11:48:53 PM

Overcoming poor form

SABAH’S SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin still struggling to overcome their sluggish performances in the ongoing Education Ministry football league.

The Kota Kinabalu-based school camp lost both matches in the Under-14 and Under-17 age-groups last weekend at home.

SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin have suffered four defeats in a row in the Under-14 Premier league and they are at the bottom of Group B standings with only two points from four matches in the Under-18 thus far.

Visitors SMK Syed Hassan of Perlis went on a goal-scoring spree and thumped SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin 8-1 in the Under-17 section.

And another visiting side, SMK Seri Kota from Malacca also returned with a healthy 3-1 victory over SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin in the Under-14 category.

The duo of Muhammad Zafuan Azeman from SMK Seri Kota and SMK Syed Hassan’s Anis Muzaffar Abdullah took their chances to register a hat-trick each in the Under-14 and Under-17 encounters respectively.

Anis netted the goals in the 49th, 72nd and 76th while Mohd Ashraf Jamaludin slotted two goals (14th and 26th) for SMK Syed Hassan.

The trio of Mohd Izzuddin Ali (12th), Mohammad Syamirul Shahadidi (19th) and Mohd Naqiuddin Hilmi Ghazali (45th) added a goal each for the big win while SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin scored through Hamilani Arajim (60th).

Meanwhile, the in-form Muhammad Zafuan only needed eight minutes to slot the opening goal and he went on to extend SMK Seri Kota’s lead in 17th and 70th minute of the Under-14 match.

Mohd Saiful Abd Rahman registered the solitary goal for SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin in the 21st minute.

SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin will need to show urgency in revisiting the drawing board to bounce back as both of their sides will not be in action this weekend.

Education Ministry sports league deputy chairman Harmiles Daramin said it was disappointing that SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin had not found their rhythm in getting their game going to offer stronger resistance.

“It has been tough on them because they do not have a permanent venue to train. They are still waiting for the handover of their school field. We are expecting the official handover to be completed next month. The setback has affected their preparation. Hopefully, they will improve after getting a place of their own to train,” added Harmiles.

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