Selangor were the holders of the Malaysia Cup when they visited New Zealand in 1978. The trip to New Zealand was part of a wider tour that saw Selangor play teams from the Pacific Islands, the US and Hong Kong.
Team It was reported that ten members of Selangor's squad were part of the Malaysian national team that had earlier in the year held England B to a 1-1 draw. Mokhtar Dahari, who was recovering from a foot injury, played only 25 minutes during the tour. Results DATE LOCATION RESULT 9- 8-1978 Auckland Auckland 3-0 Selangor 10- 8-1978 Manurewa Manurewa 3-0 Selangor The precise dates of the matches played outside of New Zealand are not known but they all must have been played in August. The results were: New Caledonia 2-0 Selangor Tahiti 4-2 Selangor "Las Vegas club" 0-3 Selangor "Hong Kong Chinese" 5-1 Selangor Known Details 09/08/1978, Auckland, Newmarket Park AUCKLAND 3 (Mark Armstrong ?', 36', Farac ?') SELANGOR 0 Auckland: Curtin; Sibley, Stratful, Elrick, R Armstrong; Turner, Cole (de Graaf), Hagan; Weymouth (Campbell), Farac, M Armstrong. Coach: Vic Mobley (standing in for Wally Hughes). Selangor: Rashid Hassan (R Arumugam); Khalid Haji Ali, Kamruddin Bin Abdullah, Santokh Singh (A Gunasekaran), Soh Chin Aun, Wong Hung Nung, Zaida Mokhtar (Reduan Haji Abdullah), Wong Choon Wah, John Engkatesu, Ramli Junit, Abdullah Ali. Referee: Les Coffman (Auckland, New Zealand). Notes: Auckland is a regional selection. The first two goals were scored in the first 10 minutes. Selangor played in a 3-3-4 formation. While it was reported that ten of Selangor's players were members of the national team which had earlier in the year held England B to a 1-1 draw, not all of them participated in this match (though they still may have been part of the touring squad). The Malaysia lineup that drew with England B was: Rashid Hassan, Jamal Nasir, Soh Chin Aun, Santokh Singh, Yahya Jusoh, Abdah Alif, Shukor Salleh, Yip Chee Keong (James Yaakub (Reduan Abdullah)), Nasir Ibrahim, Mokhtar Dahari, Abdullah Ali. 10/08/1978, Manurewa, Gallagher Park MANUREWA AFC 3 (George Lamont, Lee Stickland, Mark Armstrong) SELANGOR 0 Manurewa: Van Hattum; Leijh, Stickland, Bright, Gould; Fifield, Lamont, Bryson; Turner, Clark (Armstrong), Foster. Selangor: n/a Referee: H Lieshout (Franklin, New Zealand). Notes: Manurewa AFC were in the Northern League First Division (second level of the New Zealand football league system) at the time the match was played. George Lamont scored in the first half. The other goals were scored in the second half.
Source: [Smi 79], "The Straits Times" (Singapore)
With thanks to Neil Morrison for corrections and additions
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