Highlander Hockey Club suffered a double blow as they lost the back to
back matches conceding late goals after taking the lead. The Klang based
team lost to Jati Hockey Club in the opening Match and faced a hardworking
X-Matrix Team in Bukit Jalil on a wet Sunday evening.
X-Matrix who lost their opening match to IIUM Mustang 6-2 were a more
determined side as they snatched the victory away from Highlander in the
final few minutes.
Higlander took the lead on the 19th minute courtesy of a field goal by
former Selangor state player Logeswaran Marimuthu. Highlander could have
double their lead the on the 21st minute when Kumaresan Suppiah's attempt
came off the post. X-Matrix pulled their socks up and drew level with a
well executed penalty corner by Muhammad Ubaidullah Mohammad.
In the second half Kumaresan Suppiah made up for his miss when he cooly
dribbled in a goal on the 40th minute to give Highlander the lead.
X-Matrix found the equalizer 10 minutes from time via Muhammad Syakir Amir
as he finished off a penalty corner set piece.
X-Matrick continue to press and close down the Highlander team, looking
for the goal that will give them the 3 point as Highlander tried to hold
on with some strong defending lead by Captain Givanathan Kangatharan.
X-Matrix's Mohd Harfizi Baharom who had earlier taken a knock in his
mouth, became the hero of this team as he came back to score the winning
goal on the 67th minute as he slammed it a cross that the Highlander Team
should have cleared off easily.
In other matches, synergy Hockey Club open their Division 2B campaign by
beating a tough Permatang Seniors team 5-2.
The league take a break this week for the Dewali and Awal Muharam and
matches will resume on 6th November 2013.
The SHL2013 Team would like to wish everyone a prosperous Dewali and happy
Summary of results
Saturday 26 Oct
1) IIUM MUSTANG vs X-MATRIX Div 2A
Score :- 6 - 2
2) Permatang Senior vs Synergy HC Div 2B
Score:- 2 - 5
3) Highlander HC vs Jati Div 2A
Score:- 1 - 2
4) UKM vs Kuala Langat -Div 2B
Score:- 5 - 1
5) SSBJ Sr vs SSBJ Jr Div 1
Sunday 27th October
1) X-MATRIX vs Highlander HC Div 2A
2) Projeck 2014 vs SSBJ Jr Div 1