Monday, 28 July 2014 | MYT 7:38 PM
Malaysia given 8-1 thrashing by England
Canada’s Scott Tupper (left) vies with Malaysia’s Mohd Rashid Baharom during the men’s preliminary field hockey match on July 26. Malaysia won 2-0 but were beaten 8-1 by England on July 27. - AFP
GLASGOW: Malaysia were given a harsh English lesson in the Commonwealth Games after losing 8-1 in a men’s Group B hockey match on Sunday.
The thrashing at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre was the worst-ever defeat for coach K. Dharmaraj’s boys against England in any competition.
Last month, Malaysia lost 2-0 to England in the World Cup at The Hague.
England, bronze medallists in the World Cup, went ahead in fifth minute off a penalty corner converted by Ashley Jackson.
Malaysia equalised in the 26th minute through forward Mohd Shahril Saabah off a penalty corner as well.
But the Malaysian defence, led by skipper Mohd Razie Abdul Rahim, simply collapsed after the breather as England scored seven goals in 25 minutes.
Jackson found the target three times - in the 44th, 56th and 61st minutes - while Adam Dixon ((50th), Mark Gleghorne (64th), Phil Roper (68th) and Alastair Brogdon (69th) completed the rout.