Thailand crush Indonesia 4-1 in SEA Games

Indonesia pay for sloppy play in Group B football match as win takes Thailand level at top of group with hosts Myanmar.

    Thailand's 4-1 win has taken them join top of the group with hosts Myanmar [AFP]
    Thailand's 4-1 win has taken them join top of the group with hosts Myanmar [AFP]

    Thailand romped to a 4-1 win over Indonesia in their Group B football match of the South East Asian Games in Yangon.

    Looking to win their second group match in as many outings, the Thais come out attacking on Thursday and took the lead in the second minute through Pokklaw A Nan.

    It took only 17 more minutes for Thailand to double the lead when poor clearance by Indonesia allowed Adisak Kraisorn to put the ball in the back of the net.

    Thailand took their two-goal advantage into the interval and Indonesia were made to pay for their sloppiness in the 51st minute when Adisak Kraisorn was fouled by Andri Ibo in the penalty area.

    Praweenwat Boon Yong put the resulting spot kick past the goalkeeper to make it 3-0 and Thitiphan Puangjan fired home ten minutes before the final whistle to put the match beyond Indonesia.

    Indonesia did score a consolation in stoppage time through Ibo but it was too little too late as Thailand took control of Group B with six points from two matches and move level with hosts Myanmar at the top.

    Indonesia have three points and face Timor Leste next while the table toppers clash for group supremacy.

    Mountainbike dominance

    Meanwhile, the mountain biking event kicked off with the team cross country relay event on the Mountain Pleasant course in Naypyitaw.

    Mixed teams of two men and two women relayed across the 16.4-kilometer course, with each biker completing a lap of 4.1 kilometers.

    After a tight first three laps, Indonesia took control through anchor Bandi Sugito, who took the win in 55-minutes, 48.377-seconds to seal a gold medal for his side.

    Thailand finished a minute and 34.740-seconds behind to take silver, while bronze went to Vietnam with a time of 58:59.362.

    SOURCE: AP


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