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U-14 squad struggle in Myanmar
Friday, May 31, 2013

The national under-14 football team have a mountain to climb after losing their first two matches in their qualifying campaign for the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) U-14 Championship 2014.

Brunei fell to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Philippines in their Group E opener at the Wunna Theik Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on Tuesday.

The Filipinos were in total control for the opening 30-minute half with Kobe Joseph Quizon Stuart Del Rosario notching a hat-trick with goals in the 12th, 18th and 30th minutes for a 3-0 lead at the break.

Fidel Victor Palogan Tacardon scored the sole goal for the Philippines in the final minute of the matchup.

The Sultanate were then hammered 11-0 in their second game against Vietnam on Wednesday.

There was no contest as Vietnam had opened up a 6-0 advantage at halftime.

Nguyen Hong Son and Tran Vi Khang were the biggest contributors with hat-tricks to their names.

Nguyen Van Thanh notched a brace while Le Van Truong, Ho Van Thuoc and Huynh Trung Hieu each tallied a goal on the scoresheet.

The other teams in Group E are Malaysia, Timor Leste and hosts Myanmar.

After two games played in the group, both Malaysia and Timor Leste have four points each.

Myanmar, Vietnam and the Philippines are locked on three points each while Brunei are rooted at the bottom with none.

The Sultanate will go up against Timor Leste today at the 5pm local time.-Yee Chun Leong

Courtesy from Brunei Times