KUALA LUMPUR: Division Two league champions Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) have virtually sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) Under-19 category after a 9-0 rout of SMK Temerloh in the first-leg of the quarter-finals at the National Hockey Stadium here yesterday.
SMK Temerloh were the Division Three runners-up and it was their first-ever match against a Division two side.
It was a mismatch from the start and it took the sports school just a minute to open the floodgates with Mohd Fahmi Faiz slotting home a field goal.
By half-time, BJSS were ahead by six goals.
Hairulnizam Maizan scored a brace in the 13th and 49th minute from penalty corners while Mohd Izzat Hakimi also had two goals in the 40th and 43rd minutes.
The other goal scorers for the sports school were Dangerous Lee (29th), Shazril Irwan (52nd), Fahed Saifullah (53rd) and Mohamed Aslan (70th).
BJSS coach S. Prakash was stunned by the meek surrender of the Pahang side.
“We were not sure what to expect but the big scoreline was a surprise. Our players did well to get into the game from the start and the early goal unsettled the Temerloh side.
“We have a leg in the semis and the second leg will allow us to try out the reserves. It was a good effort from the players but we must keep out feet on the ground,” said Prakash.
At the Manjung Hockey Stadium, Division Three champions Nur Insafi were one minute from hold the more fancied Bandar Penawar Sports School only to concede twice in the dying seconds of the 2-4 loss.
The depleted Nur Insafi side took the lead twice and were almost on the verge of pulling off a draw.
Abdul Rahim Jalil gave them the lead in the 14th minute before the sports school equalised in the 23rd minute through Amir Farid.
Nur Insafi again led through K. Satesh’s 44th minute goal only for Amir to net the equaliser in the 64th minute before completing his hat-trick in the 69th minute. A last-second penalty corner also yielded another goal for the sports school from Mohd Noor Faeez.
At the Malacca Hockey Stadium, Tenaga Nasional edged MSN Malacca 3-2.
Tenaga took a 3-0 lead in the first half but a late fightback saw the Malacca side reducing the deficit with two field goals.
Tenaga’s Mohd Sabri Mohamed scored from penalty corners in the eighth and 27th minutes while Mohd Aminuddin Abu was their other goal getter in the 13th minute. MSN Malacca’s scorers were Mohamed Syakir Amir (42nd minute) and Amirullah Zainol (52) .
The return leg matches will be played on Wednesday.
First-leg: Bukit Jalil SS 9 SMK Temerloh 0, MBPJ 3 Anderson 0, MSN Malacca 2 Tenaga Nasional 3, Nur Insafi 2 Bandar Penawar SS 3.
* Return-leg on April 22