National C Div Floorball: Tanjong Katong defend title against St. Margaret’s

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Tanjong Katong (orange) beat St. Margaret's 7-3 to retain the National C Division Girls Floorball Championship. (Photo © Les Tan/Red Sports)

Tanjong Katong celebrate their win at the final whistle. (Photo 1 © Les Tan/Red Sports)

Yishun Sports Complex, Wednesday, August 31, 2016 — Defending champions Tanjong Katong Secondary defeated St. Margaret’s Secondary 7-3 to win the National C Division Girls’ Floorball Championship.

Glenna Tan (#12) was the top scorer of the game with four goals.

Tanjong Katong had beaten Coral Secondary 5-4 in one semi-final while St. Margaret’s over came Bukit Merah Secondary 7-4 in the other.

Tanjong Katong, who were playing in their fourth consecutive C Division final, have now won this championship three times since the floorball programme was introduced in the school in 2013.

In the playoff for third place, Bukit Merah and Coral were tied 4-4 after full time. Coral went on to win 2-0 on penalties.

For Tanjong Katong, the win is especially sweet as the school celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

The two teams had met earlier in Round 2 and Tanjong Katong won that encounter 3-2.

Tanjong Katong finished the season unbeaten in 11 matches, scoring 146 goals and conceding just nine.

Captain Natalie Low (#25) opened the scoring for St. Margaret’s 5 minutes in to make it 1-0 but Tanjong Katong equalised two minutes later through Nasha (#7). Both teams were tied 1-1 at the end of the first 15 minutes.

However, Tanjong Katong blew open the game in the second period with four unanswered goals with three goals from Glenna Tan (#12) and another one from Nasha (#7).

St. Margaret’s scored early in the 2nd minute of the 3rd period through Natalie Low (#25) but hopes of a comeback were snuffed out when Tanjong Katong scored two quick goals in the 11th and 12th minute through Haney Qistina (#8) and Glenna Tan (#12) to pull away to a 7-2 lead.

Paige Lee (#26) managed a consolation goal for St. Margaret’s just before the end.

“When we were down to two players and were up against four players in the third period for two minutes, it was very tough as they were trying to shoot non-stop. Unfortunately they scored one,” recalled Foo Wen Xin (#4), captain of Tanjong Katong, after the game.

“We felt that we could do better,” said Wen Xin, after the first period ended 1-1. “We were not used to this crowded atmosphere. It was quite difficult to adjust. We got used to the atmosphere in the second period. We knew we couldn’t communicate with each other (because of the noise), so we used our sixth sense to know where our teammates are.”

“The semi-final against Coral was the hardest game in the season. We were tied 4-4 with them until the last four seconds before we scored the winning goal,” added Wen Xin.

Taking a look back at the season, Hanis Humaira (#34), vice-captain of Tanjong Katong, said, “The first few matches in Round 1, we were not really into the game yet. But as we went along, Round 2, semis, final, we got better. We had bonding sessions. We had more chemistry. This (final) game compared to that Round 2 game against St Margaret’s is more intense. Both of our schools really wanted to win the championship.”

St. Margaret’s finished the season with a 9-2 win-loss record, their two losses coming at the hand of Tankong Katong. They scored 72 goals and conceded 29 in 11 matches.

Natalie Low (#25), captain of St. Margaret’s, said, “I’m happy that our team managed to get to the final. I’m glad that everyone has put in a lot of effort to bring our school glory even though we didn’t become champions. I think all of us are happy to get top 2 in Singapore.”

Nur Syahirah (#26), vice-captain of St. Margaret’s, said, “I think the semi-final against Bukit Merah was a highlight of the season. It was nerve-wracking. We worked so hard this season. The team spirit, the people around us, it encourages us to work for each other. We didn’t give up. Our mentality was there. We had our supporters from school and the bench.”

Tanjong Katong
Glenna Tan (#12) – 4 goals
Nasha (#7) – 2 goal
Haney Qistina (#8) – 1 goal

St. Margaret’s
Natalie Low (#25) – 2 goals
Paige Lee (#26) – 1 goal

Score by Period
Tanjong Katong vs St. Margaret’s
1st Period: 1-1
2nd Period: 5-1 (4-0)
3rd Period: 7-3 (3-2)

Road to Final
Tanjong Katong 5 Coral 4
St. Margaret’s 7 Bukit Merah 4

Round 2
Tanjong Katong 3 St. Margaret’s 2
Tanjong Katong 6 Katong Convent 1
Tanjong Katong 2 East Spring 0
Tanjong Katong 11 Bedok North 0
Tanjong Katong 5 River Valley High 0

St. Margaret’s 4 River Valley High 2
St. Margaret’s 7 Katong Convent 1
St. Margaret’s 5 East Spring 4
St. Margaret’s 5 Bedok North 3

Round 1
Tanjong Katong 9 Northland 0
Tanjong Katong 6 Pei Hwa 1
Tanjong Katong 24 Bukit View 0
Tanjong Katong 8 Bukit Merah 3

St. Margaret’s 3 Bedok South 2
St. Margaret’s 8 Canberra 1
St. Margaret’s 8 Greendale 2
St. Margaret’s 20 Chua Chu Kang 0

St. Margaret’s Roster
Phoebe Hyuna Kim (#9), Aisha Farhana Nachya (#23), Nur Jasmine (#24), Natalie Low (#25), Nur Syahirah (#26), Thea Ramona Fernando (#27), Anastasia bte Zulkifli (#29), Don Hiranya Randini Hettige (#32), Tazzi Ng (#33), Shannon Liak (#34), Nurin Qistina (#35), Paige Lee (#36), Ivy Lam (#37), Preethi d/o Sritheran (#41), Heidi Tay (#44), Samantha Koh (#45)

Tanjong Katong Roster
Valerie Tan (#2), Dana Lim (#3), Foo Wen Xin (#4), Nasha (#7), Haney Qistina (#8), Nisa Qistina (#9), Nusaybah (#11), Glenna Tan (#12), Insyirah (#14), Mahirah (#15), Nayli Yasmin (#17), Tricia Phua (#18), Sabrina Chin (#21), Sofia Amirah (#29), Hanis Humaira (#34), Eugenia Poon (#35)

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  1. Tan Chee Ping September 3, 2016 at 1:18 am - Reply

    In addition, the report state that Bukit Merah won 2-0 on penalty. This is also wrongly reported. It was Coral which won Bukit Merah by 2-0 on penalty.
    Please amend this whole write up to give the public the actual result.

    On top of that, please also amend that Tanjong Katong is celebrating its 60th anniversary instead of 70th.

    • Les Tan September 3, 2016 at 3:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks for pointing out the mistakes. Much appreciated. 🙂

      • Tan Chee Ping September 3, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

        Hi Les,

        You are most welcome. However there is still some ammendment to be made.

        Nayli and Eugenia did not score. Sorry for the confusion.

        Nasha #7 scored 2 goals. 1st & 2nd Period.
        Haney #8 scored 1 goal 2nd Period.
        Glenna #12 scored 4 goals. 3 goals in 2nd period and 1 In 3rd period.

        Please amend accordingly .

        Thanks again.

        • Tan Chee Ping September 3, 2016 at 6:35 pm - Reply

          Sorry. Just reviewed the video.

          Haney (#8 ) Scored during 3rd period.

          • Les Tan September 3, 2016 at 7:25 pm - Reply

            Hi Chee Ping. Thanks for the updates.

            According to the referee’s scoresheet, this is the order of scoring for Tanjong Katong:
            1st Period
            7th min – Nasha (#7)

            2nd Period
            3rd min – Glenna Tan (#12)
            7th min – Nayli Yasmin (#17) (Should be Nasha (#7) instead)
            11th min – Glenna Tan (#12)
            14th min – Glenna Tan (#12)

            3rd Period
            11th min – Eugenia Poon (#35) (Should be Haney (#8) instead)
            12th min – Glenna Tan (#12)

            So based on your video recording, are those the amendments as listed above I have to make?

            Again, sorry for the mistakes. I misread the scoresheet. I mistook the timings of when they scored as the jersey numbers. Thanks for taking the time to point out the errors.

            • Tan Chee Ping September 3, 2016 at 8:38 pm - Reply

              Hi Les,

              Yes that is correct. Haney (#8) scored during 3rd period.

              Eugenia and Nayli did not score.

              Appreciate your prompt reply.

              • Les Tan September 3, 2016 at 9:32 pm - Reply

                Thanks for the confirmation, Chee Ping. Updated!

                • Tan Chee Ping September 3, 2016 at 9:37 pm - Reply

                  Great!!! Thank you!!!

  2. Tan Chee Ping September 2, 2016 at 8:54 pm - Reply


    I am the parents of Tanjong Katong. The facts on the goal scorer is totally wrong. Please refer to straights time online write up.

    Nasha 1st goal
    Glenna 2nd goal
    Glenna 3rd goal
    Nasha 4th goal
    Haney 5th goal
    Glenna 6th goal
    Glenna 7th goal

    Nasha 2 goals, Haney 1 goal and Glenna 4 goals.
    Please get the facts right. I have the video if you need. Kindly edit your report accordingly

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