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Wednesday, 15th December 2010

Brunei's junior players in action
during the National Youth Under-21
Sepak Takraw Championship at the
Menglait Sports Complex in
September. The national team
players had a good outing in Oman
yesterday winning their group
match against Indonesia at the
2nd Asian Beach Games (ABG) in
Muscat. Picture: BT

Takraw team stay alive at Asian Beach Games

The national sepak takraw team clinched a much needed 2-0 win over Indonesia in their final Pool A men's regu preliminary match at the 2nd Asian Beach Games (ABG) in Muscat yesterday.

They had to fight tooth and nail to clinch the first set 24-22, before sealing victory with a 21-15 win in the second set.

However, the Sultanate will have to wait for a berth in the semi-finals.

"We have to wait for the result between Thailand and Indonesia tomorrow (Wednesday). If Thailand win, then we will go to the semi-finals at 4.30pm (Oman time)," said team manager Hj Mohd Noor Hj Hamid when contacted by The Brunei Times last night.

Indonesia and Brunei currently hold a similar 2-1 win-loss record and should group leaders Thailand continue their match-winning form, the Sultanate will have no problem in advancing.

(Team Brunei's campaign started off on the right foot when they defeated South Korea 2-1 (21-15, 17-21, 15-13) in their first Pool A test on Monday morning. But, they were brought back down to earth with a crushing 2-0 (21-5, 21-12) defeat to Thailand later in the day).

If the cards are dealt in Brunei's favour, the national sepak takraw team led by skipper Ismail Ang will take on Pool B leaders Myanmar, as the table currently stands.

Myanmar had not tasted a single defeat in two matches of the preliminary stage, recording 2-0 wins over China (21-12, 21-10) and Oman (21-9, 21-4). They are scheduled to take on winless Singapore in their last group match today.

Hosts Oman and China will duel for the final qualifying spot in Pool B.

Courtesy from Brunei Times