Malaysia Women’s Hockey team beat Singapore in their second Asia Cup match

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Dragflick Newsdesk : Two goals from the country’s most experienced players helped the National Women’s Special Project Squad beat Singapore, 2-0 in the second leg of the 2022 Women’s Asian Cup Championship which took place today at the Sultan Qaboos Complex, Muscat, Oman.

The three points were contributed by Fatin Shafika Mahd Sukri and Nuraini Abdul Rashid from a penalty corner goal and the country’s opening goal scorer, Fatin Shafika was chosen as the best player in the match.

Malaysia who were rewarded with a penalty corner kick in the seventh minute managed to translate it into a goal when Fatin Shafika cleverly completed the flick done by the national captain, Juliani Mohamad Din.

A minute later, Malaysia was once again rewarded with a penalty corner and this time it was Nuraini Abdul Rashid’s turn to continue to put Malaysia comfortably ahead through his direct flick that managed to beat Singapore goalkeeper Liu Yu Tong.

The action of the second quarter saw the national team have the opportunity to continue to widen the gap through two more penalty corner advantages in the 16th and 24th minutes but unfortunately the advantage was denied by the Singapore goalkeeper.

Siti Zulaikha Husain almost made her name as the scorer in the 41st minute through a direct shot into the opponent’s goal but the attempt was successfully blocked by Singapore’s second goalkeeper, Felissa Lai.

The final effort of the national squad to continue to add goals by doubling the pressure saw them rewarded with two penalty corners in the 51st and 54th minutes but the deadlock to translate it into a goal saw the score remain 2-0 until the end of the match.

Malaysia will go down for the final action of Group A against Japan on Monday (January 24) at 9.00 pm Malaysian time.

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