Malaysian hockey team suffers second straight defeat in test series


PETALING JAYA: It was a much-spirited performance, but Malaysia could not beat Great Britain as they lost 3-1 in their test match at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Monday (April 19).

Rupert Shipperley grabbed the opener for Britain in the 35th minute with a close-range finish. Just a minute later, a quick counter saw Phil Roper flick the ball over Malaysian keeper Mohd Hafizuddin Othman to double the lead.

Adam Gibson then made it three for Great Britain when he converted a penalty corner in the 44th minute.

Malaysia got their consolation in the 55th minute when Razie Abd Rahim smashed in a penalty corner. Earlier, Malaysia were beaten 3-0 by Japan on April 17.

Malaysia will play Japan tomorrow at the National Hockey Stadium.

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