Champions Challenge 1 2014 (M)
Kuantan, Malaysia - April 26 - 4, 2014

MAS V IRL ( 3rd/4th Place ) Champions Challenge 1 2014 (M)

MAS
4 - 2
IRL

Match Review MAS - IRL 4-2

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
MAS 7 25 NASRUDDIN Ahmad PS 1 - 0
MAS 11 24 BAHAROM Muhammad FG 2 - 0
IRL 22 26 GLEGHORNE Paul PC 2 - 1
IRL 43 8 CARGO Chris FG 2 - 2
MAS 66 14 MISRON Azlan FG 3 - 2
MAS 70 13 ASHARI Firhan FG 4 - 2

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
MAS 20 23 JALIL Ahmad G
MAS 24 14 MISRON Azlan Y
IRL 69 18 McCANDLESS Bruce G

MAS

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
3 LIM Kevin
6
6 JALIL Muhammad
X
7 SAARI Fitri
X
10 SAARI Faizal
X
12 MUTALIB Sukri
6
13 ASHARI Firhan 1
X
14 MISRON Azlan 1 1
X
15 MOHD NOOR Nabil Fiqri
X
16 SUBRAMIAM Kumar
X
18 JALI Faiz
X
19 HASSAN Muhammad
Bench
21 OTHMAN Hafizuddin
X
23 JALIL Ahmad 1
X
24 BAHAROM Muhammad 1
6
25 NASRUDDIN Ahmad 1
5
26 SAABAH Muhammad
7
30 JAMALUDDIN Mohammad
Bench
31 ABU Ismail
  Physiotherapist INSEUNG Yeo
  Medical Doctor RAFAR Abdul
  Team Manager KOSHY George
  Stand-In Manager BAKAR Nor Azlan
  Head Coach DHAARMA RAJ Muhammad
  Assistant Coach GOBINATHAN K.

IRL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 HARTE David
X
3 JACKSON John
X
4 BELL Jonathan
X
8 CARGO Chris 1
X
9 ELLIOTT Maurice
X
10 SOTHERN Alan
7
11 DOWDS Stephen
X
12 MAGEE Eugene
7
15 SHIMMINS Kirk
9
16 BELL Matthew
X
18 McCANDLESS Bruce 1
7
19 CARLISLE Drew
7
22 ROBSON Michael
Bench
23 FITZGERALD David
X
25 BROWN Phillip
X
26 GLEGHORNE Paul 1
11
27 SHAW Richard
X
29 BROWN Peter
  Assistant Coach CAREN Jonathan
  Team Manager JACKSON Peter
  Stand-In Manager BARRY Stephen
  Physiotherapist HASLAM Stephen
  Head Coach FULTON Craig
  Medical Doctor McCANDLESS William

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 UYTTENHOVE Gregory
Umpire 2 YOU Suolong
Reserve Umpire BARBAS Diego
Judge 1 APPOO Ramesh
Judge 2 SLEEMAN Wayne
Technical Officer MARSH Gary

The Speedy Tigers finished third at the Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1 after winning the bronze medal match 4-2 against Ireland. This result means a lot to the Malaysian team as they have never won a Champions Challenge medal before. The host nation won today’s match thanks to two late strikes from team-captain Azlan Misron and Firhan Ashari.

The match started with high intensity from both sides. Malaysia’s first attack led to a penalty stroke which was converted by Ahmad Nasruddin (7’) to give the Speedy Tigers the lead. This spurred Ireland on, but although they had more ball possession they struggled to break down a well-organised defence. 

The second ball came out of the blue when Muhammad Baharom (11’) converted a counter-attack to double the lead, much to the delight of the noisy crowd in the Stadium Wisma Belia. 

The Green Machine created a few promising opportunities to get on the scoresheet but could not finish when Stephen Dowds (14’) penalty corner flick was saved and Maurice Elliott’s pass did not find Alan Sothern (18’) in the circle.

However, the Irish team kept on pushing with Phillip Brown forcing their third penalty corner at the beginning of the second quarter. Paul Gleghorne (22’) managed to deflect the ball past the strong Malaysian keeper S. Kumar. Ireland remained the dominant side throughout the second quarter and continued on their quest for an equaliser. 

The effort paid off in the third quarter when Chris Cargo (43’) slotted the ball in from close range. The rest of the third quarter saw two equal teams playing as hard as they could to avoid defeat. 

Tonight’s atmosphere was fabulous with the fans singing throughout the whole match. Malaysia were the slightly better side in the fourth quarter pushing for another goal. This eventually came after a penalty corner. The Irish keeper David Harte deflected the ball over the baseline, Malaysia were quick to bring it back into action, team-captain Azlan Mishron (66’) picked it up and scored with four minutes remaining.

The 4-2 was a classic counter-attack goal which came when Ireland were pushing for the equaliser. Firhan Ashari (70’) scored in the last seconds of the match securing his team the bronze medal. 

  • Match 23
  • Date Sun, 4 May 2014
  • Time 19:15
  • Pool/Class 3rd/4th Place
  • Venue

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