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Thursday March 6, 2014 MYT 9:25:00 PM
Thursday March 6, 2014 MYT 10:28:44 PM
by percy d’cruz
MALACCA: Faizal Shaari scored a hat-trick to lead Malaysia to a 6-2 win in the first of three hockey friendlies against Canada at the at the Bukit Serendit Hockey Stadium in Malacca.
Malaysia drew first blood in the fifth minute when Faizal latched on to a long pass from the right flank to shoot past Canadian goalkeeper David Carter.
Canada drew level two minutes later when the unmarked Hudson Stewart slot past Malaysia goalkeeper Azrul Faiz.
Ramdan Rosli made it 2-1 for the homesters in the 21st minute and another field goal by Jalil Marhan gave Malaysia a 3-1 lead at the break.
Faizal fired in two goals, including one from a penalty corner set-piece, in the 42nd and 51st minutes to complete his hat-trick and put Malaysia 5-1 ahead with the game beyond reach for Canada.
Nevertheless, the visitors pulled a goal back through Ian Smythe in the 56th minute but Rashid Baharom wrapped up the big win for Malaysia with a field goal in the final minute of play.
Canada and Malaysia will meet again on Saturday at 8.30pm, followed by the final encounter at 6pm on Sunday before leaving for Ipoh on Monday to participate in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup from March 13-23.
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hockey, Malaysia, Canada, Faizal Shaari, Hudson Stewart, Rashid Baharom
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