Tuesday, August 04, 2009


Malaysia 'A' scored their second win in as many days in the 2nd Asian Hockey Federation Indoor Championships at the Indera Mulia Stadium in Ipoh when they outclassed Thailand 10-1.

However their counterparts Malaysia 'B' were given a lesson in indoor hockey when Iran whipped them 6-1.

Mohd Rodhanizam Mat Radzi scored in the 6th minute off a penalty corner to put Malaysia ahead and then the goals flowed freely.

Malaysia were awarded seven penalty corners in the first half and scored four goals. Besides Rodhanizam, the others who scored off penalty corners were Kevan Raj (7th minute), Ahmad Kazamirul Nazamudin (12th minute) and S. Kuhan (17th minute). Ahmad scored the other of a delightful deflection in the 10th minute for a 5-0 lead at halftime.

Kuhan scored his second in the 23rd minute of Malaysia's ninth penalty corner to make it 6-0. Malaysia's other goals were scored by Keevan (27th minute), Kuhan (33rd minute) and Redza Maadun (38th and 39th minutes). Thailand scored their consolation through Thanop Kampanthong in the 36th minute.

In the women's competition, Malaysia 'A' outclassed Uzbekistan 8-2 but the Malaysia 'B' side lost 3-0 to Iran.

Iran were made to work hard by the young Malaysia 'B' side who were made up of school girls from Raja Perempuan School. Experience won it for Iran who scored through Azar Teimouri Tollabi (11th and 37th minutes) and Fatemah Kohan Sal (30th minute)

Meanwhile Kazakhstan defeated Thailand 7-0. Natalia Gataulina who scored a hattrick in their win over Malaysia 'B' on Monday was in her element, netting five out of the seven Kazak's goals.

Natalia scored in the 2nd, 27th, 29th, 32nd and 38th minutes while Yelena Velyanova scored a brace in the 8th and 31st minutes.