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Published: Sunday June 22, 2014 MYT 10:24:00 PM
Updated: Monday June 23, 2014 MYT 3:04:40 AM

Malaysia seal semis spot with another whooping win

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia sealed a place in the semi-finals when they beat hosts Singapore 10-0 in the World League Round One hockey meet at the Sengkang Sports and Recreation Centre in Singapore.

Malaysia, who whipped Sri Lanka 14-0 on Saturday, have a two-day rest before they feature in the semi-finals on Wednesday. 

The final is slated on Thursday.

In Sunday’s Group A match, Fazillah Silin was the toast for Malaysia with a hat-trick in the 56th, 61st and 67th minutes.

Nor Hasliza Mohd Ali (41st, 69th), Nuraini Abdul Rashid (5th), Juliani Mohd Din (18th), Norbaini Hashim (21st), Adawiyah Mohamed (40th) and Azlin Sumantri (58th) delivered the other goals.

National coach Mohd Nasihin Nubli was more than satisfied with girls’ performance.

The forwards played to their true form by scoring seven field goals. I am impressed as we have now scored a total of 24 goals (14 field goals and 10 penalty corners) in two matches,” said Nasihin.

The defence also did well by not conceding any goals thus far.”

In Group B, Kazakhstan also booked their place in the last four by registering their second consecutive win.

The former Russian state, who defeated Thailand 2-0 on Saturday, thrashed Hong Kong 9-0 on Sunday. They wrap up their fixtures against winless Myanmar on Monday.

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