Monday, September 23, 2013

Malaysia Overcome 2005 World Junior Champion Argentina 4-2

JOHOR BAHARU, Sept 22 (Bernama) -- Malaysia beat 2005 World Junior champion Argentina 4-2 in the Sultan of Johor Cup hockey match played at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium here Sunday night.

Malaysia, under the tutelage of coach Mohd Dharma Raj Abdullah took the lead in the 7th minute through a penalty corner strike by Muhammad Firhan Ashari but Argentina levelled the score through Lionel Federico in the 18th minute.

Muhd Sharil was once again on target when he scored his second goal of the night with another penalty corner strike in the 23rd minute.

Two more goals were scored in the 39th minute by Muhd Sharil and Muhd Rashid Baharom in the 48th minute before Argentina reduced the deficit in the 64th minute through Isidoro Ibarra.

--BERNAMA

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