SIN V SRI ( Pool ) 2016 Women Hockey World League Round 1 - Singapore (SIN)

6 - 1

Match Review SIN - SRI 6-1

Report from Singapore Hockey Federation

Singapore Women's Team dominate against Sri Lanka

Singapore’s women dominated in their opening match against Sri Lanka in the first round of the World Hockey League, winning against their opponents 6-1 in Sengkang Hockey Stadium on Saturday 9 April.

Singapore started out the first half strong and defiant by pressing and challenging their opponents, with their opponents fighting back just as hard.

This came to a head-on when at the 4th minute mark, a penalty corner was converted into the match’s first score. Singapore’s Nicole Kwek managed to shoot and score through the tough defence that Sri Lanka’s custodian, Keerthirathna Erandi, had put up.

However, it did not take long before Singapore scored again at the 6th minute mark, this time with Ong Yan Ting bringing in the second goal from a penalty corner.

Up to this point, Sri Lanka pushed hard and fought more aggressively to gain back control of the ball. Though there were a lot of chances made, they were mostly hits-and-misses.

Sri Lanka needlessly conceded another penalty corner at the 12th minute mark. Fortunately for the Sri Lankans, Custodian Erandi was able to produce a superb save to prevent Toh Li Min’s attempt from hitting the back of the net.

An opportunity came for Sri Lanka at the 17th minute mark when they were awarded a penalty corner. However, Sri Lanka’s powerful strike was expertly intercepted by Singapore’s custodian Lam Xin Ni.

As the match progressed on, Singapore continued to dominate the game, with Ivy Chan and Ong Yan Ting contributing two scores each by the start of the second half.

Sri Lanka continued to challenge Singapore’s defense and tried to gain control of the ball, but the number of successful passes and assists between their players were scarce and the coordination, lacking.

Nonetheless, their dry spell was broken at the 59th minute mark when Weerabahu Imesha whizzed through Singapore’s stance for the penalty corner and gave Sri Lanka its only point for the match.

As the game went into its final minutes before full-time, Singapore sealed the victory with a goal by Nadia Ibrahim at the 65th minute mark.

Sri Lanka continued to press on, earning an important penalty corner in the 67th minute mark. However,, their effort almost made it by a hair’s breadth as Singapore custodian Xin Ni expertly deflected Wijesooriya Chathurika’s shot.

It was a hard-fought match between the two teams, and although a lot of chances were missed in the case of Sri Lanka, one has to applaud them for their resilience and determination shown till the very last minute of the match.

The positive performance by the hosts on Saturday was also a landmark for players Laura Tan and Lam Xin Ni as they both reached 50 caps for Singapore.


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
SIN 4 5 KWEK Nicole PC 1 - 0
SIN 6 9 ONG Yan Ting PC 2 - 0
SIN 29 8 CHAN Ivy PC 3 - 0
SIN 45 9 ONG Yan Ting PC 4 - 0
SIN 58 8 CHAN Ivy FG 5 - 0
SRI 60 6 WEERABAHU Imesha FG 5 - 1
SIN 65 10 TAM Wan Ting FG 6 - 1


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
SRI 23 11 PANAWALA Chaturika G
SIN 30 17 TENG Eunice G
SRI 68 15 HEWA Shanika Y


Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
1 LAM Xin Ni
2 SANIP Syasya Rifqah
4 CHUA Xinni
5 KWEK Nicole 1
6 ONG Tiffany
7 CHIA Cheryll
8 CHAN Ivy 2
9 ONG Yan Ting 2
10 TAM Wan Ting 1
12 SABAN Nurul Sofia
13 JOHANA Hajaratih
14 TOH Li Min
15 ZULKIFLI Halizah
16 TAN Laura
17 TENG Eunice 1
18 LAI Felissa
  Head Coach VINER David
  Team Manager TAY Siu Hua
  Assistant Coach MARFI Ahmad
  Physiotherapist LIM Cheng Kuan
  Physiotherapist YEO Hwee Koon
  Medical Doctor RAZAK Hamid


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 DAGAR Nirmla
Umpire 2 TANG Shi Him
Reserve Umpire ZAINUDDIN Ayu
Judge 1 IMUAN Kamonwan
Judge 2 GUBENKO Vitaliy
Technical Officer YAU Wai Shan
  • Match 3
  • Date Sat, 9 Apr 2016
  • Time 20:00
  • Pool/Class Pool
  • Venue Pitch 1

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