KUALA LUMPUR: A heavy downpour midway into the second half failed to stop Sports Schools Juniors from chalking up a second 5-0 win in the Malaysia Junior Hockey League yesterday when they whipped Penang Free School in a Division Two match at the Tun Razak Stadium here yesterday.
Last week, they had beaten Perak Malays by the margin.
Sports Schools Juniors, however, did not look impressive in the first-half despite taking a 2-0 lead.
Forward Yusri Zainal scored the first in the 24th minute and Hafiz Jami made it 2-0 from close range seven minutes later.
The school team played a much better game in the second half. Razie Rahim made it 3-0 off a penalty corner in the 46th minute but two minutes later, the match had to be stopped because of the heavy downpour. Play resumed 15 minutes later.
Hafiz was on target again in the 53rd minute from the top of the D and Yusri completed the rout with a fifth goal in the 63rd minute.
Sports Schools Juniors coach V. Muraleedharan was not too happy despite the big win.
“We did not play well in the first-half and gave the opponents too much room. My boys had a better game in the second-half though they missed a lot of scoring chances.
“We should have won by a bigger margin,” said Muraleedharan.
Sultan Abu Bakar College of Johor, meanwhile, chalked up their first win in the league after beating Perlis Sports Schools Council 3-2 at the Johor Baru Municipal Council Stadium yesterday.
Mohd Faez Dual scored a brace in the 39th and 43rd minutes. Norfadli Omar scored the other goal in the 16th minute.
Perlis’ goals were delivered by Mohd Rozaid Che after 18 minutes and Mohd Aimi Jamaludin in the 57th minute.