SSTMI Thunderbolts romps home to biggest win of the season to edge closer to the title
KUALA LUMPUR (4 JULY 2019): Defending champions, SSTMI Thunderbolts taught ‘younger sibling’ SSTMI Juniors a lesson in hockey, trashing them 11-1 to edge closer to the Malaysian Junior Hockey League (MJHL) title at the SSTMI stadium yesterday.
Captain, Muhammad Amirul Hamizan Azhar and Mohamad Shamir Rizmi Mohd Shamsul led the way, with both registering hattricks followed by a brace by Muhammad Abid Sufian Mat Ruslee.
The scoring was completed by Muhammad Ikhmal Hakim Mohd Rodzi, Muhajr Abdu Rauf and Muhammad Hafiz Mohd Zauri@Mohd Zahari.
SSTMI Juniors got their consolation goal through a penalty corner conversion by Azimuddin Syakir Kamaruddin, seven minutes before the horn was sounded.
This thumping win enabled SSTMI Thunderbolts to maintain their spot at the top of the league with them having a three point lead after closest challengers, AHP-MSP Thunderbolts not in action yesterday.
BJSS Thunderbolts regained third spot after winning 3-1 against Anderson Thunderbolts, who dislodged them last week, at SAS.
Muhammad Amirul Khairuddin put BJSS in front through a penalty corner conversion in the 11th minute but Anderson was undeterred, fighting back with an equalizer by Mohamad Syazwan Syafiq Basir, also through a penalty corner.
BJSS then edged in front through a field goal by Mohd Faris Khamis in the 43rd minute and made sure of their win from another field goal, this time by Muhd Danish Aiman Khairul Anuar, six minutes from time.
Rounding off yesterday’s the fixtures, SMKDBL-UNIKL-PHJ MSNJ won 2-0 against MSN/SSN/ PHPs Young Lion, SABAH Jr (SSMS-SHA/PHS) achieved a 4-2 victory over KL Wipers and MSNT-PHT-MSST fell 1-3 to SSMS Resilient
Results of yesterday’s fixtures (Wednesday, 3rd July)
SMKDBL-UNIKL-PHJ MSNJ 2-0 MSN/SSN/ PHPs Young Lion
SSTMI Juniors 1-11 SSTMI Thunderbolts
SABAH Jr (SSMS-SHA/PHS) 4-2 KL Wipers
MSNT-PHT-MSST 1-3 SSMS Resilient
Anderson Thunderbolts 1-3 BJSS Thunderbolts