Will have 3 matches, 2 of the men’s tournament and 1 match of the women’s tournament. On a sunny day at the Morodok Techo Hockey Sport Center we had teams fighting for their places at the top of the standings.
Thailand 1 vs Indonesia 2 (MEN)
The first match of the day was between Thailand and Indonesia, who are in third and second place respectively. Both knew that it was a particularly important match to consolidate their places and take the three points to start to settle in the standings.
The first goal was scored by CHUEAMKAEW Kritsada in the 12th minute of play to make it 1-0 for the team in white. Although it was a fast paced, back and forth game, there were not many goals with an impressive performance by the goalkeepers.
In the 48th minute AL AKBAR Abdullah equalized for the red team, giving his team some breathing space to continue to be offensive and go in search of the match. In the 55th minute MAULANA Nurulul made it 2-1 to turn the result around and take the long-awaited victory for the Indonesian team.
With this result Indonesia is partially in second place while Thailand is in third place.
Thailand will play their next match against Malaysia on May 13, while Indonesia will play tomorrow, May 12, against home team Cambodia.
Thailand 4 vs Indonesia 1 (WOMEN)
On the women’s side, the same match was repeated, but with a different result. The Thai team was able to consolidate its first place in the standings, while Indonesia has only one point so far in the competition.
BAE Young Wook’s team scored their first goal to take the lead in the fourth minute through NOO-KEAW Sudarat. Eleven minutes later PIRESRAM Anongnat made it 2-0 for a comfortable victory for the players in white.
Thailand managed to score two more goals, one in the 28th minute by AUNJAI Natthakarn and the partial 4-0 was scored in the 30th minute again by PIRESRAM Anongnat.
The girls in red were able to score in the 58th minute with a goal by MAULANI Salma to make the final score 4-1.
Indonesia will look for three points against Cambodia tomorrow May 12, while Thailand wants to keep the lead in the standings against Malaysia on May 13.
Singapore 3 vs Malaysia 4 (MEN)
The last match of the day was for the men’s competition between Singapore and Malaysia. The Yellows were coming from a win against the home team and had earned their 3 points, while Singapore came from a draw and earned 1 point.
The match was very even during the 60 minutes, but the first to find the goal was AZAHAR Amirul who made it 1-0 for his team from a penalty corner.
As soon as Malaysia converted, Singapore did not let them breathe and tied it, this was the case throughout the match, where the team led by RAHIM Amin did not have an easy time as the team led by VIJAYAN Krishnan did not give any room for maneuver. The goals were scored by NOOR Silas x2, LIAU Alfarico, NAIDU Dineshraj, AZAHAR Amirul again and HASSAN Najib, who scored the winning goal for his team.
The match was a back-and-forth affair where the result could have gone either way, but in the end, it was Malaysia who came out strong and managed to get the much desired 3 points to secure the partial first place in the standings.
Singapore will look to reverse their position against Cambodia on May 13, while the leaders will play Thailand on the same day to consolidate their position.