Fijians go down again

Fijians go down again

By VUNIWAQA BOLA-BARI

The Samsung Fiji women’s team suffered another loss to Malaysia Round two of the Hockey World League in New Delhi, India yesterday.

The 59th ranked Fijians held the Malaysians 0-4 at halftime but could not contain the onslaught after the break.
Malaysia came back into the second spell to score eight goals.

FIH.ch reported that Malaysia recorded their third win from four games to remain very much in with a chance of finishing in the top two and possible qualification for Round Three as they got the better of Fiji.

They were scarcely troubled in this tie as Nadia Abdul Rahman was in exceptional form, first in midfield and then down the right wing. After just 30 seconds, her side showed their intent, Rahman’s switch to Kannagi Arumugam bouncing off the post. They went ahead in the sixth minute when Fazilla Sylvester Silin finished off from Nobaini Hashim’s cross. Rahman netted the second before two goals from Nor Azlin Sumantri completed the first half scoring.

After the break, Rahman completed her hat-trick while Siti Noor Amarina Ruhani also scored three times. Sylvester Silin, Juliani Mohamad Din and Siti Rahmah Othman also weighed in for a comprehensive victory.
Fiji remains at the bottom of the table below Kazakhstan, which they will face today.

 




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