Gursticks HC won both their matches to launch them into contention for the semifinals spot in the TNB-QNET-SHL2016 Division 3 matches. 4 teams in Group B share the same number of point as they trail the group leaders Puchong Hockey Club by 3 points but Senil Solutions have a game in hand, to change all that.
Gurstick faced UKM Staff after an opening game loss and went on the attack looking for the early goal. They were rewarded on the 9th minute as Tarminder Singh stepped up to convert the penalty corner.
Gurstick’s Harpreet Singh was in the thick of thing in the attack with his runs into the semi circle and just before the end of the 1st quarter he dribbled past 3 players to give him team the second goal. Gurstick did not let up as immediately at the start of the 2nd quarter they pick up their 3rd goal when Gurvinder Singh scored from a tight angle.
UKM Staff have to thank their keeper Irwan Mazli Abdul Malek for keeping the scoreline down but he was not able to stop Kiranjit Singh cracker on the 31st minute to give Gurstick a 4-0 lead and the score line remained the same till the end of the match.
In Division 5, the schools division, Pengkalang Permatang keep pace with the Group A leaders as they gave Bandar Sri Putra a 7-0 drubbing while in Group B Gerakan Belia 4B Puchong are on a 3 match winning streak. Gerakan Belia 4B Puchong staked their claim for the semifinal sport in the schools division when they easily saw off Team Sepang 10-3 on Saturday, but in battle for the top spot against Star Klang, the Puchong based team found the going much tougher.
Star Klang knowing a victory would hand them the top spot, went into the attack and grabbed the early lead on the 8th minute via a Muhd Hakimi field goal. It was end to end game with both team making chances but the score remain the same until half time.
Gerakan Belia 4B half time talk paid dividends as they came out charging and Muhd Exmar Muhd Isa grabbed a hat trick of field goals on the 33rd, 41st and 52nd minute while Mohd Faizol Rozinan converted a penalty corner on the 38th minute as Gerakan raced to a 4-1 lead.
Star Klang tried to stage a comeback, Muhd Luqman Zaini grabbing a double on the 55th, and 57th minute but it was a little too late as Gerakan Belia 4B Puchong held on to the 4-3 lead and the crucial 3 points that saw them topping the table.
The league takes a one week break to celebrate Malaysia day and matches will continue on September 24th & 25th weekend.
2016 TNB-QNet Selangor Hockey League Full Results
Gursticks vs UKM Staffs 4-0
IR. HC vs Gursticks 0-2
Gerakan Belia 4B Puchong vs Team Sepang 10-0
Pengkalan Permatang HT vs SM Bdr Seri Putra 7-0
STAR Klang vs Gerakan Belia 4B Puchong 3-4