11 penalty corners to Australia, five conversions. No wonder Coach Ric Charlesworth was jubilant. Australia’s win over Malaysia meant that Australia have won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup a total of 8 times, whilst Malaysia have played second fiddle five times.
Last year’s finals was also played between these two teams, and Australia won 3-2. It was a more respectable score for Malaysia.
However, for Malaysia’s experimental side, they are taking home plenty of valuable experience, which we hope would do them good at the World Cup, where Malaysia will face Australia in the opening Group A match on May 31 in The Hague, Holland.
Top scorer (8 goals) – Nicholas Budgeon (Australia)
Best player – Mark Knowles (Australia)
Best goalkeeper – Lee Myung Ho (Korea)
Fairplay award – Korea
Event: 23rd SAS Cup 2014: Championship Match – Australia (8) – Malaysia (3)
Venue: Stadium Azlan Shah, Ipoh
Date: 23rd March, 2014
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