🏆 JWC 2021 : Malaysia Junior Women’s Hockey team beat Uruguay in the Classification round of the Junior Women’s World Cup
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Dragflick Newsdesk : Malaysia recorded its first victory in the Women’s Junior World Cup Hockey campaign, Potchefstroom, South Africa after beating Uruguay 2-1 in the 9th to 16th position classification match which took place today.

The victory also took Malaysia to the 9th to 12th place play-off round against Ireland and saw the National Youth World Cup Squad not finish the inaugural Youth World Cup campaign in the lowest position.

After trailing 0-1 to Uruguay who first managed to open the scoring in the 35th minute with a goal from the end of their third penalty corner through Elisa Civetta, Nasihin Nubli Ibrahim’s men clearly did not give up to chase the position.

As a result, Malaysia managed to get up to score two field goals in one minute, namely the 53rd minute and the 54th minute after Siti Nur Arfah Mohd Nor and Nuramirah Shakirah Zulkifli managed to finish the goal from the field movement.

It was even sweeter for the national camp when Siti Nur Arfah Mohd Nor was selected as the Best Player of the Match against Uruguay and the Head Coach of the National Youth World Cup Squad, Nasihin Nubli Ibrahim described the victory won today as a historic victory awaited by the Malaysian Women’s Squad.

“We, the coaching staff, are very proud of the response given by the players, which is this victory.

“We also spent a lot of time analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the opposing team and we are grateful for the help provided by the Technical Director of Development and Special Project Squad, Paul Revington.

“The effort, enthusiasm and determination not to stand out has been shown by the players today and credit should be given to each player for having shown improvement from one match to another as they promised.

“We will continue to prepare even better for the rest of the game,” he explained.

The meeting with Ireland for the 9th to 12th place standings will take place on Saturday (April 9) at 9.45pm Malaysian time.

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