Myanmar beat the Philippines by a score of 7-1 at Athletic Jaka Baring 1 Stadium in Palembang, Indonesia yesterday, and in the process secured a semifinal spot by leading Group (A) in the 2018 AFF U-16 Girl’s Championship being held in Indonesia.
The win was a team effort, with all the goals scored by three players, Swe Mar Aung, Myat Noe Khin and Win Win.
The Myanmar girls played well enough to score goals out of virtually every golden opportunity.
Myanmar earned their first goal at the 4-minute mark with a brilliant score by Swe Mar
Myanmar remained active in attacking and made their second goal at 18 minutes with a neat and tidy score by Myat Noe Khin.
Swe Mar Aung scored again at 19 minutes as the Philippines felt the mounting pressure to get back into the game.
Myanmar made their fourth goal at 37 minutes with a goal scored by Win Win.
The fifth goal was scored at 45 minutes by Myat Noe Khin.
Both teams changed tactics in the second half, with the Philippines girls speeding up in wing field play and creating some chances, but the Myanmar defensive line was too clever and blocked every ball.
Myat Noe Khin then made the sixth and seventh goals at the 50 and 55-minute marks.
The Philippines averted a shutout by scoring in the 71st minute with a goal by Maria Gloria Diaz Lazo.
With yesterday’s results, the semifinal pairings are complete.
In the semifinal matches, Myanmar will play Laos at Bumi Sriwijaya Stadium, while defending champion Thailand will play against Vietnam at Jakabaring 1 Stadium.