Tuesday, 3 June 2014 | MYT 8:00 PM
Perak thrash NS for hockey gold
Perak players celebrate after beating Negri Sembilan 6-0 for the gold medal. - Bernama
KANGAR: Mohd Zulhamizan Awang Abas scored a brace to help Perak outplay Negri Sembilan 6-0 in the Malaysia Games (Sukma) men’s hockey final at the State Sports Complex Turf.
Zulhamizan was on target in the 34th and 46th minutes yesterday. Mohd Haziq Samsul (5th), Mohd Akmal Nohd Tajuddin (11th), Mohd Ashran Hamsani (58th) and Syed Mohd Syafiq (63rd) netted the other goals for the Silver state.
This is the second time that Perak have won the men’s hockey title. They last won it in 1992 in Johor.
Negri, who defeated defending champions Terengganu 3-1 in the semi-finals, were pale shadow of themselves in the final.
Sukma debutant Zulhamizan was delighted to score two goals in the final.
“I did not have a good outing in the group matches ... I only scored one goal in five matches. I was surprised to score two goals in the final,” said the Form Five student of Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI) .
Perak team manager Hakimi Abdul Hamid praised his players for capitalising on their chances.
“We had a tough match against Penang in the semi-finals on Monday, luckily it did not affect our performance against Negri,” he said.
Terengganu defeated Penang 4-2 for the bronze medal.
Syamiru Aiman Bidin (16th, 43rd), Mohd Sufi Ismat (4th) and Mohd Khairul Anuar Zakaria (10th) scored for Terengganu while Mohd Hafiizhuddin Zaidi (7th) and Mohd Khairul Naim Johari (29th) replied for Penang.