KUALA LUMPUR: Muhamad Nazrey Din was the toast of Pahang Sports School (SS)-MSP-Thunderbolt, scoring a late goal to down Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS)-Thunderbolt 2-1 in Division One of the TNB-Malaysian Junior Hockey League.
It was Pahang Sports School’s second win, having whipped Nur Insafi 11-1 in their opening match in Sungai Petani on Friday.
The Pahang school took the lead in the 25th minute at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Sunday, thanks to Muhammad Idris Samad’s penalty corner goal.
BJSS, who upset last year’s Division One runners-up Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) 6-1 on Friday, earned a penalty stroke in the 43rd minute but Mohd Hafiizhuddin Zaidi flicked the ball wide.
But Hafiizhuddin made amends in the 48th minute when he scored a field goal past goalkeeper Hamiz Mohd Ahir to make it 1-1.
Nazrey then won all the points for Pahang SS by converting a penalty corner in the 65th minute.
Defending champions Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI)-Thunderbolt also chalked up their second win by beating SMK Dato Bentara Luar, last year's Division Two runners-up, 3-0 at the Batu Pahat Hockey Stadium.
Luqman Nul Hakim Ahmad Shukran (34th minute), Muhammad Luqman Hakim Asri (61st and 65th minutes) were on target for SSTMI, who whipped the SSTMI Juniors 8-1 in the first match on Friday.
DIVISION ONE: BJSS THUNDERBOLT 1 SSP-MSP-THUNDERBOLT 2, SMK DATO BENTARA LUAR 0 SSTMI THUNDERBOLT 3, SSTMI JUNIORS 1 POLITEKNIK MALAYSIA 3, OLAK TIGERS 2 UNIKL 4, NUR INSAFI 1 MBPJ 3.
Group A: MSS KEDAH 1 PENANG MSSPP-USM 3.
Group B: MSSWPKL 2 MISCF-UFL 3, STAR 2 MSNPK-ILHC 6.
Group C: TBSS TAMPIN 3 YOUNG HURRICANES 3, SMK DATO MOHD TAHA 1 MALACCA HIGH SCHOOL 7.
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