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Tenaga Nasional Berhad have recorded two wins in as many outings in the Division One of the Malaysian Hockey League. But they have their feet firmly on the ground as its still early days.
After defeating Selangor Sukma in their opening match 6-0, TNB defeated Nur Insafi Penang 4-1. But despite the scoreline that looked impressive, TNB had struggled in large parts of the match and only their superior fitness pulled them through to prevail on a defensive minded Nur Insafi.
"It is still early days and it will take time for the players to settle down. At the end of the day its three points that matter but we need to be consistent in the matches and not play well in patches," said TNB coach K. Rajan.
"We are moving in the right direction and I believe the team will play to their true potential. I am happy with the results but we need to convert the chances that come our way.
"The league will be interesting as there are no easy matches and teams are equally strong as national players are not featuring in the Division One this time around. So its a level playing field with no outright favourites for the title."
TNB have some experienced players in their squad, notably Mohd Amin Rahim, Mohd Sallehin Ghani, Mohammad azammi Abadi,, Mahinder Sigh and Mohd Fairus Ramli, all of whom had a stint with the national team in the past.
Last Friday, TNB took the lead via Azammi who netted a brace in the 3rd and 39th minutes only for Nur Insafi to reduce the deficit in the 46th minute through Nur Hriskesa Thaitchana Murthi.
But their superior fitness level paid dividends as TNB netted two late goals via Azammi (55th minute) and Sallehin ( 58th minute) to take all three points.