New Delhi, 08 March 2015: Looking at registering their second consecutive win in the tournament, Russia and Malaysia gave a tough fight to each other, giving no opportunity to score easy goals. Malaysia won a hard fought match, winning the game 3-0 at the Hero FIH Hockey World League Round 2 (Women).
Russia showed urgency in the last quarter as they were looking at scoring and halfway into the quarter Kristina Shumilina had a clear chance to score but hit directly at the goalkeeper. Two minutes left in the game Fazila Silin Slyvester scored a brilliant field goal beating the goalkeeper and leaving her no chance to stop the ball. The goal sealed the fate for Russia as Malaysia went on to win the match 3-0.
Commenting on the game Oleg Potapov, Coach, Russia said “The tournament is not finished for us, we will come back stronger. Malaysia did well with their goal realisations and we failed to do so. Penalty corner conversion is one of the areas of concern and we will work on it”.
Fatin Sukri Mahd, Coach,Malaysia said “I am very happy with the way the team performed today. The match was tough and they were a tough team. They gave our best and fortunately won the match. if we get into the finals we would want to play against India”.
The matches of the Hero FIH World League Round 2 (Women) will be telecast LIVE and exclusive on DD Sports.
10 March 2015 Match schedule:
Malaysia vs Singapore 1315 HRS IST
Russia vs Kazakhstan 1530 HRS IST
Ghana vs Poland 1745 HRS IST
Thailand vs India 2000 HRS IST