SINGAPORE 10 – CAMBODIA 0
To end the week, on day 5 of the Women’s Asian Games Qualifier 2022, Singapore and Cambodia faced each other.
The team coached by David Viner is third in the standings now, with a draw and two wins counting today’s victory. While the Cambodian team has accumulated its fourth defeat in this qualifying tournament and has not been able to turn this situation around, finding itself at the bottom of the table.
Singapore (WR:39) and Cambodia (WR:73) met after 6 years, where their last official clash was in the 4th Women’s AHF Cup where Singapore also won by a wide margin. Cambodia continues to take advantage of international tournaments and matches to continue growing and gaining experience for the tournaments to come and especially for the 2023 SEA Games that will host the Cambodian team.
The red team showed superiority and offensive attack from the first minute of the game, while the blue team tried to maintain a blocking system that would allow them to minimize the risk of an opponent that was clearly superior.
In the first two quarters, the team led by Puay Ho scored 4 goals through SIM Valerie, JOHANA Hajaratih, NG Jolene, and captain HO Puay.
The team led by SREY SROS Eng tried to take advantage of any advantage or mistake that the Singapore midfield had but could not reach the opponent’s area.
Singapore did not lag and in the last quarters managed to convert another 6 goals scored by JOHANA Hajaratih, again the captain HO Puay, SIM Valerie, JOHANA Hajaratih, SIM Valerie and NG Jolene.
The match did not give much more, thus taking the victory to the team that is partially third in this Asian Games Qualifier.
The best player of the match was TOH Li Min, the experienced player who gives a lot of drive and order to the Singapore national team.
Cambodia will play their next match on June 13 against Uzbekistan, a team that is in the middle of the table and wants to get into the qualifiers.
Singapore will also play against Uzbekistan tomorrow, June 11, to maintain their third place and keep dreaming of the expected qualification.