Melaka continued their march into the last four of the National U-16 Women Hockey Tournament 2010 after a clinical 2-0 win over rivals Kuala Lumpur at the Majlis Bandaraya Kuala Terengganu Hoockey Stadium this morning. The win put them on top of the Group A table, level on points with Kuala Lumpur but having a superior goal difference than the City Girls.
Pulau Pinang played twice in a day due to some technical problems in their travel to the East Coast but at the end of the day put themselves in third place with an outside chance to qualify to the last four even though it will be a difficult task as their last match will be against the free scoring Melaka side.
Both Melaka and Kuala Lumpur could confirm their places in the last four tomorrow when they take on Johor and Negeri Sembilan respectively. The same outcome would be on the cards tomorrow in Group B after both Sekolah Sukan Bandar Penawar (SSBP) and host Terengganu registered their third consecutive win today.
Both teams only managed to score single goal victory over their opponents but they were enough to put them on top of the Group B standings. SSBP overcame a gritty Selangor side with Nurul Nadiah scoring through a field goal four minutes before the interval.
Meanwhile Terengganu found it hard to breach a resolute Kedah defence and had to wait until the 54th minute before Nurul Idayu getting the all important strike in a well worked out field goal.
Terengganu will take on Kelantan in an East Coast derby while another East Coast side Pahang will provide the opponent for SSBP.