Malaysia blanks Singapore in SEA Games indoor hockey

Malaysia blanks Singapore in SEA Games indoor hockey

The indoor hockey teams of Malaysia and Singapore shake hands after the game. Ivan Saldajeno
By Ivan Saldajeno

LOS BANOS--Malaysia scored its second straight 6-0 walloping in the Southeast Asian Games men's indoor hockey event, this time blanking Singapore on Friday at the Centtro Mall here.

One day after dealing Myanmar a 6-0 beating to open its campaign, Malaysia pulled off a similar rout over its cross-strait rival to go 2-0 in the tournament.

Najmi Jazlan opened Malaysia's account with a fourth minute goal off a penalty corner. Firdaus Omar then made it 2-0 in the 10th minute.

Amirol Arshad later scored a brace in the 12th and 16th minutes before Faridzul Mohd capped Malaysia's first half barrage with the team's fifth goal in the 17th minute.

Action slowed down a bit in the second half, but Jazlan would still contribute another penalty corner goal for Malaysia in the 23rd minute for the final tally.

In a women's action to kick off the Friday quadruple header, Thailand mauled Cambodia, 6-1.

Braces from Anongrat Piresram and Jiratchaya Todkaew set the tone for the Thais as they moved up to 2-0 as well.

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