15 Oct 2014

BRITAIN EDGE MALAYSIA Featured


Great Britain maintained their perfect winning record as they edged Malaysia 3-2 at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium.

The home team put up a fight despite going down 2-0 in the opening few minutes.

"We made silly mistakes and that resulted us being two goals down early in the match.

"It is a question of playing consistently and this takes time to build up."

Great Britain had won their two prior matches, 5-0 against Pakistan and 2-0 against India.

As for the home side they lost 2-1 to Australia and drew 1-1 against New Zealand.

The lack of concentration in defense allowed Benjamin James Brignull to score in the fifth minute.

Malaysia looked rattled and it was no surprise the visitors increased their lead in the 6th minute as David Goodfield scored via a deflection.

Malaysia pulled a goal back in the first minute of the second half through Sufi Ismat Rohulmin.

Malaysia were awarded their first penalty corner in the 49th minute but Harry Gibson in the GB goal pulled of a diving save to deny Shahril Saabah the chance to score.

Shahril broke through in the 58th minute and provided a defense splitting pass to Sufi who was denied by the keeper.

Luke Taylor restored the two goal advantage by converting a penalty corner in the 62nd minute.

But Malaysia reduced the deficit as Shahril scored from a direct penalty corner drag flick three minutes later.

However time ran out for Malaysia to salvage a point.

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