SEA Games: PH booters bow out
The Philippines will go home empty handed as both of its men’s and women’s football squads bowed out in their respective campaigns in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday.
Thailand showed the Philippines under-22 squad the door with a 2-0 victory at Selayang Municipal Council Stadium in Selangor.
Montree Promsawat and Sittichok Kannoo scored the goals for the reigning gold medalists as the Thais rose to the top of Group B with their 10 points after three wins and a draw.
The Philippines suffered its third straight defeat and remained in fourth place with three points.
Already out of contention for the top two slots, the Filipino booters will close out their campaign on Thursday against Timor Leste.
Promsawat opened the scoring for the Thais as he beat Filipino goalkeeper RJ Joyel to the ball and scored
on a diving header off a cross from Sasalak Haiprakhon inside the penalty box in the 28th minute.
Kannoo doubled the lead in extra time as he sent the ball to the back of the net after Kevin Deeromram sent the ball inside the penalty box.
The Malditas also suffered the same fate as Myanmar waylaid the Philippines, 6-0, in a virtual battle for the bronze medal at UM Arena Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.
The Filipinas is still in fourth place with their three points following a win and two losses, and will wrap up their schedule against Thailand, also on Thursday.
Khin Moe Wai scored a hat-trick, firing her first goal in the fourth minute to ignite the shut out victory.
Win Theingi Tun also did the same in the sixth minute, before Yee Yee Oo and Naw Arlo Wer Phaw quickly strung goals at the 18th and 19th minutes, respectively, as the Burmese booters quickly established the 4-0 lead within the first 20 minutes of the match.
But just when the Filipinas thought that the match was over, Khin again fired two goals, her first in the 80th minute before capping off the victory with another strike in the 93rd minute to put the exclamation point in the dominant win.
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