SEA Games: Speedy Tigers roar to 16th men's hockey gold

By Seng Foo 29 August 2017 1676
SEA Games: Speedy Tigers roar to 16th men's hockey gold
The Malaysia men's hockey team remained as the best team in Southeast Asia by thrashing Myanmar 14-0 in the final at the 2017 SEA Games on Tuesday.

Myanmar, who won silver in men's hockey for the first time, might have planned to fare better than in the group stage when they lost 6-0 to the hosts

However, whatever the away side had planned was out of the window right from the start as Razie Rahim scored in the very first minute from a penalty corner on a rain-soaked pitch.

The goals continued to flow in at the Bukit Jalil National Hockey Stadium, but it was in the fourth quarter that the floodgates truly opened.

Having scored just six goals in the first three quarters, the Speedy Tigers exploded to score eight in the final 15 minutes.

The big victory ensured their 16th gold medal since hockey was introduced to the SEA Games in 1971.



(Picture: KL2017 MASOC)

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