Mag­nif­i­cent seven for SSTMI

New Straits Times - - Sport -

TUNKU TUNKU Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI) Thun­der­bolts edged Pa­hang Hockey Academy (PHA) Thun­der­bolts 43 on shootout af­ter their TNB Cup fi­nal ended 2-2 at the Tun Razak Sta­dium yes­ter­day.

It was SSTMI’s sev­enth Ju­nior Hockey League (JHL) Over­all ti­tle.

For SSTMI Thun­der­bolts, the goals were scored by Akhimul­lah Esook (ninth) and Fikri Amer­runiz­zar (24th).

Hazzim Amin (ninth) and Idris Sa­mad (54th) scored for Pa­hang Thun­der­bolts to take the match into a shootout.

In the women’s TNB Cup fi­nal, SSTMI cel­e­brated their WJHL dou­ble af­ter win­ning the penalty shootout 3-2 fol­low­ing a 1-1 draw by Kuala Lumpur Sports SchoolWipers. KLSS-Wipers squan­dered two golden op­por­tu­ni­ties but walked tall at the Tun Razak Sta­dium as they had the best chance of break­ing SSTMI’s dom­i­na­tion in the WJHL.

Since the 2016 fi­nal, it was SSTMI who stood tall over their arch ri­vals. They de­feated KLSSWipers 2-1 in the fi­nal last year and tri­umphed 1-0 in the League this sea­son.

Hasya Syahida Sai­fud­din, who is the tour­na­ment’s top scorer with 10 goals, had ear­lier pushed KL Wipers to the front with a fourth minute penalty cor­ner goal but SSTMI came back with a 49th minute equaliser through Nor­ro­biatun Norhisham.

“It was a great per­for­mance from my play­ers es­pe­cially in the third and fourth quar­ters. They had not set­tled down in the first half but came back strongly. For a mo­ment I thought it was a KLSSWipers show un­til we scored the equaliser,” said SSTMI coach Azl­izam Ab­dul Shukor.

RE­SULTS — Men’s TNB Cup Fi­nal: SSTMI Thun­der­bolts 2 Pa­hang Thun­der­bolts 2 (SSTMI win shoot-out 4-3); Women’s TNB Cup Fi­nal: SSTMI 1 KLSS-Wipers 1 (SSTMI win shoot-out 3-2). Jug­jet Singh

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