Malaysia beat arch-rivals Singapore 1-0 at the Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium on Wednesday to retain the Asian School Hockey Championships.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia retained the Asian Schools Under-18 hockey title after a 10-0 win over Singapore in the final at the Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh.
Mohd Hafizuddin Zaidi (27th and 30th minutes) and Mohd Najme Ahmad Mayazi (31st and 61st) each scored a brace. Nik Mohd Aiman Nik Rozemi (third), Mawardi Hamirin (fifth), Khairul Helmy Napi (11th), Abdul Khaliq Hamirin (38th), Mohd Luqman Hakim (60th) and skipper Luqman Nul Hakim Ahmad Shukran (66th) contributed the other goals.
Coach Wan Roslan Wan Abdul Rahman was full of praise for his players.
“Seven teams took part and we did well to score 42 goals without conceding a single goal. And we also won three of the individual awards,” said Wan Roslan.
In an earlier match, Thailand outplayed Indonesia 4-0 to finish third. Abdulkaree Tohbee (13th), Paisan Samranjai (22nd), Pasakorn Wadtuma (36th) and Theppithak Namkhot (63rd) netted for Thailand.
ROLL OF HONOUR
Best Player of Tournament:Luqman Nul Hakim Ahmad Shukran (Mas)
Nik Mohd Aiman Nik Rozemi and Mohd Zulhamizan Awang Abas (Mas) 6 goals
Suriphong Jongjum (Tha)
Mohd Hafizudin Zaidi (Mas)
Final standings:1. Malaysia, 2. Singapore, 3. Thailand, 4. Indonesia, 5. Sri Lanka, 6. Macau, 7. Hong Kong.