Singapore’s plan to salvage pride against Laos had gone awry as they were transformed into whipping boys against their opponents in the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U-19 tournament in Indonesia. Already eliminated prior to the match, they were hammered 5-0 and the result meant that the Lions had suffered four defeats in a row as they were rooted to the bottom of Group A.
Additionally, the tournament saw the Young Lions concede 17 goals and scored one in four fixtures. They opened their campaign with a 2-1 loss to Philippines before going down 4-0 to host nation Indonesia. That was followed up by a 6-0 rout by Thailand before Laos put five past them on Saturday.
Singapore’s final chance to prove that they are worth something will be against Vietnam before they head home.