PETALING JAYA CC (PJCC) edged KL Sports School (KLSS) 2-1 to take over second spot in the standings of the Division One of the Milo Junior Hockey League (MJHL).
They can retain the runners-up spot if they defeat UniKL Young Guns in their final league match next week.
KLSS drew first blood in the eighth minute when Nur Faiz Rosli scored a field goal, but PJCC equalised seconds from the halftime hooter off a Nor Ikhwab Rahman penalty corner.
And in the 66th minute, Nazirul Zebidi made sure his team collected full points with another penalty corner attempt.
PJCC coach Azlan Saufi was a relieved man when the final hooter blew: “We did just enough to beat KLSS, and I think it was due to the two-week break which the boys enjoyed.
“But I’m happy with their commitment to come back from a goal down and beat KLSS to make sure we still have a chance of finishing second in the MJHL this season.”
However, Azlan does not think his side deserve the favourites tag when they play UniKL.
“UniKL were quite unlucky their penalty corners did not work against SSTMI Thunderbolts (UniKL lost 4-1). Overall, I think UniKL are a very strong side and any team which take them lightly will be punished. So I feel the underdogs tag is better for PJCC,” said Azlan.
In Division Two, Olak-PKT fell to their first defeat of the season as they went down 2-1 to MSP Pahang Juniors in Kuantan.
But the defeat did not affect their position on top of Division Two B as they have 15 points from the five wins registered so far.
The win however put MSP Pahang Juniors into second spot with 14 points and they should accompany Olak into the playoffs for the Milo Cup stages.
Nur Insafi kept their 100 win record in Division Two A when they edged SMK Syed Hassan of Perlis 2-0 to book their place in the playoffs, where the top two teams in all the second division pools will be drawn into two pools to vie for four spots in the knockout stages.
KLSS 1 Petaling Jaya CC 2
Division Two A
1MAS Penang 1 PHKS 1
Nur Insafi 2 Syed Hassan 0
Division Two B
Padang Midin 3 KLSS Juniors 2
MSP Pahang Juniors 2 Olak-PKT 1
Division Two C
SMK Datuk Taha 3 BJSS Juniors 1