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UniKL bounced back from an opening match disappointing draw to hammer Selangor Sukma 6-0 in their second Division One match at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil last Friday.
It was a far better performance from the UniKL side that boasts of some of the more talented junior players in their ranks. And it showed that the players are capable of playing decent hockey if they put their minds to it.
Having Arul Selvaraj, Rodhanizam Radzi and Nashinin Nubli as coaches, the team is blessed with coaches who have attained a name for themselves at higher levels and it is for the players to start playing hockey on the pitch rather then depend on individual reputations.
In the match against UiTM that UniKL drew 2-2, they were guilty of over individualistic play and hiding on to the ball too long. But most glaring was their lack of urgency as they expected the unfenced UiTM to yield.
However against Selangor Sukma, all of that was gone as they played as a team, running rings around their opponents and making use of the chances that came their way.
"Against UiTM was our first match and frankly the players did not play up to expectations. Perhaps they were overconfident and nearly paid the price for their lacklustre display," said UniKL team manager Mohd Faiz Isa.
"It was a marked improvement in performance in the second match as the players showed commitment, perhaps to justify that they were able to play good hockey, which I have no doubt about.
"We have to be sharp in taking the chances that we create and not make things difficult for ourselves. The league will help develop characters amongst the younger players and they should take advantage of getting a chance to feature themselves in matches.
:We at UniKl take development of players seriously and are targeting making the final of the Division One at the very least. However teams like TNB, Sapura and Armed Forces are good sides and will be difficult to overcome."