National forward Faizal Saari hit five goals past UiTM-KPT for Terengganu Hockey Team (THT) ultimately thrashing them 9-0 in the quarter-finals of the Tan Sri P. Alagendra Cup earlier today.
Faizal’s five goals began in the 24th minute, followed by another in the 34th minute, before he hit another three goals through penalty corners in the 49th, 53rd and 55th minutes.
“I did not expect to score five goals but what I can tell you is that I made the most of the chances that came my way. Whatever it is I am very happy with my performance today and more so because I got to play alongside an Olympic Games gold medalist in Peillat. I hope to learn as much as I can from him after this while training and playing together with him.
Meanwhile Peillat, scored twice via penalty corners in the 45th and 60th minutes.The Argentine star wasted three golden opportunities to score via penalty corners to add to the scoreline.
“Peillat only just arrived here yesterday (Wednesday). So he definitely needs time to adapt to the team and the new surroundings,” said Faizal.