🏆 JWC 2021 : Malaysia Junior Women’s Hockey team crush Zimbabwe to finish 11th at the Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup
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Dragflick Newsdesk : The National Women’s Junior World Cup squad finished the FIH Women’s Junior World Cup Hockey Championship campaign, Potchefstroom, South Africa in 11th place after beating their opponents Zimbabwe, 7-2 in the 11th and 12th play-offs, today.

Malaysia, however, was shocked first with the opponent’s early goal in the second minute as a result of Tinodiwanashe Elijah‘s field goal but the goal was immediately erased by Siti Nur Arfah Mohd Nor in the 10th minute also as a result of field movement.

Moments before the end of the first quarter, Zimbabwe came back in front with Alexi Terblanche’s field goal but the goal did not last long when two goals in a row were scored by the national team in the 22nd and 23rd minutes as a result of a penalty corner, Nur Insyirah Effarizal and stroke penalty, Nuramirah Shakirah Zulkifli for Malaysia comfortably headed to the first half break with a 3-2 advantage.

Continuing the third quarter, Malaysia continued to put pressure on Zimbabwe and widened the goal gap this time it was Nur Afiqah Syahzani Azhar’s turn to make her name as the scorer through field movements in the 39th minute and Dayang Nuramirah Abang Mahadini ensured the advantage of the penalty corner shot in the 41st minute. generate a network for the country.

National striker Nuramirah Shakirah Zulkifli scored her second personal goal of the match as a result of a field movement in the 48th minute before Khairunnisa Ayuni Mohd Shahruddin ensured Malaysia closed out the inaugural Women’s World Cup campaign with a stylish 7-2 victory after completing a penalty corner advantage on 53rd minute.

The operator of the National Women’s Youth World Cup Squad, Nasihin Nubli Ibrahim described the experience and the highest exposure possessed by his men has gone well and the players have shown improvement after improvement in each match.

“Today’s match we have planned to give our best no matter what happens. The start of the players started with a bit of a mess as well as a rumble.

“We admit Zimbabwe have a fast striker so we set up a strategy to focus on the midfield. Our second quarter started to score goal after goal.

“The effort shown by the players is very good and they give everything and follow the structure of the match that is designed well.

“The players played calmly in the second half and created some chances and scored goals.

“Thank you to the coaching staff who have helped a lot in analyzing the match and thank you to the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) for trusting this young team,” he explained.


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