Malaysia played Australia today in Perth. It was the first of three matches. MAS suffered a big loss despite going ahead in the first quarter of the match.
MHC Technical Director Terry Walsh who was there to watch the game said the Aussies were clearly superior, and deserved the win.
“The final score (1-7) was a little flattering to the Australians, but the reality is we are a several steps behind the best team in the world. Their dominance was fairly evident throughout the match. MAS only controlled 6 to 7min of the 1st qtr and small parts of the 4th qtr”, he said.
Terry believes the team will learn a lot from the heavy defeat and expects a better performance in the next game.
“There’s a lot to be learned from the last 60 mins of hockey. The players will need to believe that they can compete against the best teams in the world. We are still developing as a team and a result like this, albeit painful, will allow us to constantly identify weaknesses in.
our system of play and training programmes. The objective is to keep improving, in every possible way”, Terry surmised.
MAS play Australia again on the 21st of March 2016, 12PM in Perth.