Thumping Start for Brazilian - Inspired SMK Mutiara Impian
|Posted on 25 March 2012|
KUALA LUMPUR (25 March 2012) – SMK Mutiara Impian of Penang got their Minister of Education League – 100PLUS Cup 2012 season to a thumping start when they blasted SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin of Sabah by half a dozen goals in the game that was played at the Stadium Mutiara Impian yesterday.
Backed by the signing of Brazilian coach Jaino Matios, SMK Mutiara Impian raced to a 4-0 lead at the half before adding further goals after the break. Enroute, striker Mohd Azreen Haikal Roslan showed his class with three goals in the first half of the game.
“It was good to win our first match by such a score line but really, this is just the beginning. The players showed discipline and they played to instruction. That is what we will be hoping for this season after making some adjustments to last year’s squad,” said Muhammad Firdaus Chew Abdullah, the assistant coach of SMK Mutiara Impian. “We played in two tournaments (Royal Selangor and PKNS) before the start of the season and that seems to be paying off. I think that we should be more competitive this year.”
Mohd Azreen was on target in the 14th, 29th and 36th minute as Mohd Faisal Abdul Halim added the other on 34th minute for SMK Mutiara Impian to be comfortable at 4-0 going into the break. Mohamad Aminur Azmi and Nazmi Hazim Hadzir then added two more goals in the second half to ensure the full points for the home team.
For Charity Shield winners SMK Seberang Temerloh of Pahang, their win over SMK Tunku Anum of Kedah was overshadowed this week when they fell to a 2-0 loss to SMK Gunung Rapat of Perak – with the goals coming in either half through Mohd Khairul Amizan Suhaimi (24th minute) and Mohd Aiman Mohd Zaini (64th minute).
While defending champions SMK Bukit Nenas of Terengganu had the day off this week, last year’s runners-up and the champions in 2010, SMK Tunku Anum of Kedah had to fight tooth and nails before they were able to walk away with a slim 1-0 win over a cagey SMK Putera of Kelantan at home.
It would seem that the only goal in the game coming in early in the ninth minute off Mohd Shahrul Akmal Adnan was the only thing separating the two sides in a game which also saw four yellow cards being flashed to the side from Kelantan. Elsewhere, SMK Seri Titiwangsa of Kuala Lumpur overcame SMK Tun Hussein Onn of Johor 1-0 while SMK Seri Kota of Melaka beat Bukit Jalil Sports School 2-1.
And while SMK Sekysen 11 of Selangor managed to eke out a 1-0 home win over SMK Za’ba of Negeri Sembilan, the only side that fell at their own ground this week was SMK Syed Hassan of Perlis who failed to get the better of SMK Tabuan Jaya of Sarawak.
The side from Borneo was quicker on the draw as they raked up a 2-0 win for the full points on the road off goals from Abang Nur'afirman Abang Norazman (40th minute) and Tay Wui Keong (69th minute).
The MELC and 100PLUS Super Cup are among several youth programmes and competitions supported by 100PLUS, Malaysia’s leading isotonic beverage. The others include the 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Golf Open and the 100PLUS National Junior Badminton Circuit. 100PLUS is recommended by the National Sports Council.
UNDER-14 - SMK Syed Hassan (Perlis) lost to SMK Tabuan Jaya (Sarawak) 2-0; SMK Gunung Rapat (Perak) bt SMK Seberang Temerloh (Pahang) 2-0; SM Seri Titiwangsa (Kuala Lumpur) bt SMK Tun Hussein Onn (Johor) 1-0; SMK Seri Kota (Melaka) bt Bukit Jalil Sports School 2-1; SMK Mutiara Impian (Penang) bt SMK Peter Mojuntin (Sabah) 6-0; SMK Tunku Anum (Kedah) bt SMK Putera (Kelantan) 1-0; SMK Seksyen 11 (Selangor) bt SMK Za’ba (Negeri Sembilan) 1-0.
UNDER-17 - SMK Syed Hassan (Perlis) bt SMK Tabuan Jaya (Sarawak) 2-1; SMK Gunung Rapat (Perak) lost to SMK Seberang Temerloh (Pahang) 7-1; SM Seri Titiwangsa (Kuala Lumpur) lost to SMK Tun Hussein Onn (Johor) 1-0; SMK Seri Kota (Melaka) bt Tengku Mahkota Ismail Sports School 2-1; SMK Mutiara Impian (Penang) bt SMK Peter Mojuntin (Sabah) 6-0; SMK Tunku Anum (Kedah) bt SMK Putera (Kelantan) 3-0; SMK Seksyen 11 (Selangor) bt SMK Za’ba (Negeri Sembilan) 2-1.