Perak booked a berth in the semi-final of the 2017 Tun Abdul Razak Cup after a 1-1 draw with Johor in their third game at Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Stadium, Ipoh on Thursday, November 9.
Perak’s Muhammad Najib Abu Hassan scored the opening goal in the 26th minute through a penalty corner.
As the game was about to end, Johor’s Mohd Nor Aqmal Abdul Ghaffar equalised via a penalty corner in the 56th minute.
The last-minute equaliser did not dampen the spirit of the vociferous home crowd. They continued cheering their team till the final whistle.
Despite showing grit and enthusiasm, luck somehow eluded Perak.
With the draw, Perak topped the table in Group B of Division 1. The home team will meet Melaka in the semi-final on Saturday, November 11.
Results of earlier matches: Negeri Sembilan trounced PDRM 5-2, Terengganu defeated Kuala Lumpur 3-2, while Melaka edged Pulau Pinang 2-1.
Fixtures for Friday, November 10:
Division 2: Kelantan vs Singapore at 4pm (Pitch 1)
Kedah vs Indonesia at 4pm (Pitch 2)
Pulau Pinang vs PDRM at 6pm (Pitch 1)
Johor vs Kuala Lumpur at 6pm (Pitch 2)
Semi-final: Selangor vs ATM at 8pm (Pitch 1)
Semi-final: Perlis vs Pahang at 8pm (Pitch 2)