Malaysia U18 record second group win over Singapore

Malaysia U18, AFF U-18 Youth Championship, 06092017
Malaysian FA
Bojan Hodak's charges recorded their second consecutive win in the AFF U-18 Youth Championship, defeating Causeway rivals Singapore.

BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter

Bojan Hodak's Malaysia U18 move closer towards qualification to the semi-final stage of the 2017 AFF U-18 Youth Championship, when they defeated Singapore 3-1 in their second Group A match on Wednesday.

The Young Tigers were made to wait until the second half to open the scoring at the Aung San Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar, through Zafuan Azeman's 58th minute goal. Ammar Akhmall Alias doubled their lead 10 minutes later, and Hadi Fayyadh Abdul Razak’s penalty made it 3-0 one minute from the end of regulation time. But a defensive lapse in injury time allowed Katz Saul Ellison to score the Young Lions' consolation goal.

In another match in the group, Thailand too recorded their second consecutive win, defeating Laos 2-1. The Thais' goals came courtesy of Yuthapichai Lertlum's brace (10', 26') while Laos' goal was scored by Phoutthasit Phommachai in injury time.

Cambodia and Timor-Leste meanwhile were tied 1-1.

As it stands, Malaysia and Thailand are tied at the top with six points although the Malaysia have the superior goal difference. Singapore are third with three points, Cambodia and Timor-Leste four and fifth respectively on one, while Laos are bottom without any points.

On matchday three this Friday, Malaysia will face Timor-Leste, Singapore will take on Laos while Cambodia will play Thailand.

Meanwhile on matchday one of Group B played on Tuesday, Brunei defeated Philippines 3-2 while Indonesia downed hosts Myanmar 2-1.