AHL: Malaysian Tigress in action against New Zealand Futures. Picture By Ferzalfie Fauzi (Harian Metro)
MALAYSIAN Tigers beat Canberra Lakers 3-0 in the Australian Hockey League Fifth-Eighth Classification match in Perth Friday.
The Tigers, which is the national men's team, will play Queensland Blades Saturday to decide their fate in the first season in AHL.
Shahril Saabah (fifth), Haziq Shamsul (seventh) and Ramadhan Rosli (49th) scored for the Tigers.
However the Malaysian Blues, the back-up team, were thrashed 5-1 by NT Stingers in the Ninth-12th Classification match, when only Akhimullah Anuar was on target in the 43rd minute. They play New Zealand Futures Saturday.
The Tigress, women's national team, were held 1-1 by New Zealand Futures in the classification, and now top the losers pool by seven points.
Nurul Nabihah Mansur (42nd) was the scorer for Malaysia.
RESULTS: Men -- Fifth-Eight: Malaysian Tigers 3 Canberra Lakers 0; Ninth-12th: Malaysian Blues 1 NT Stingers 5.
Women: Classification: Malaysian Tigress 1 New Zealand Futures
SATURDAY -- Men: Fifth-Eight: Malaysian Tigers v Queensland Blades; Ninth-12th: Malaysian Blues v New Zealand Futures.
Women: Classification: Malaysian Tigress v WA Diamonds.