Wins for Indonesia, Laos and Myanmar
Ho Chi Minh City: Indonesia impressed while Laos and Myanmar also picked up wins in Group A of the 2019 AFF U-18 Championship 2019 on Saturday.
Brunei Darussalam 1-6 Indonesia
The huge win gave Indonesia not only continued control at the top of the group but also saw them taking the accolade as the top-scoring team in the competition this year.
The Indonesians have scored a total of 17 goals as against conceding twice as they lead Group A with a total of nine points from three matches played.
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Amiruddin Bagus Alfikri, who had sat out Indonesia’s last game when they beat Timor Leste 4-0, was on the double when he found the back of the net in the eighth and 76th minutes as teammate Rendy Juliansyah also grabbed a brace in the 11th and 44th minutes.
Indonesia’s two other goals were scored by Beckham Putra Nugraha (25th) and Khairul Imam Zakiri (34th) while Brunei Darussalam scored their consolation through Mohd Hilmi Sidik in the 60th minute.
Myanmar 1-0 Timor-Leste
With the match swinging from under the heat and then a sudden downpour, the only thing consistent in the tie was the performance of both teams as they played it safe.
Chances were few with Timor-Leste‘s Orcelio Da Silva testing Myanmar 'keeper Nay Lin Htet at the half-hour mark with a crisp shot that forced a fabulous block from the latter.
Myanmar maintained their cautiousness in the second half, pushing forward sporadically in search of the goal which finally came in the 71st minute when substitute Moe Swe latched on to a free-kick from Yan Kyaw Soe.
Timor Leste tried to look for late salvation but it never came as Myanmar stuck to their guns for the third win of their campaign.
Philippines 0-1 Laos
In an evenly contested affair, both teams exchanged blows under rainy conditions before striker Akhhom Thoranin scored the only goal of the game with two minutes left on the clock.
Sources: ASEAN Football Federation, Vietnam Football Federation
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