SEA Games: Singapore footballers beat Brunei 2-0, maintain unbeaten start

Singapore's Hariss Harun (left) celebrates his goal during their 27th SEA Games football match against Brunei at the Zeyar Thiri Football Stadium in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Friday, Dec 13, 2013. Singapore continued their unbeaten start i
Singapore's Hariss Harun (left) celebrates his goal during their 27th SEA Games football match against Brunei at the Zeyar Thiri Football Stadium in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Friday, Dec 13, 2013. Singapore continued their unbeaten start in the SEA Games football tournament with a 2-0 win over Brunei on Friday night. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

Singapore continued their unbeaten start in the SEA Games football tournament with a 2-0 win over Brunei on Friday night.

Captain Hariss Harun gave Singapore the lead with a brilliant piece of skill in the 35th minute when the midfielder chested down a bouncing ball outside the box and volleyed into the bottom corner.

Sahil Suhaimi bagged his third goal of the tournament in the 58th minute when he killed a long ball with his first touch before firing an angled shot past the goalkeeper.

That made the Courts Young Lions striker the tournament's joint leading scorer alongside Malaysia's Ahmad Hazman Bakri and Myanmar's Kyaw Ko Ko.

Brunei also had Shahme Suhami sent off in the 66th minute but Aide Iskandar's men were unable to widen the scoreline.

With the victory over Brunei, Singapore now lead Group A with seven points from three matches, one ahead of defending champions Malaysia, who have played a game less.

The Young Lions, who earlier drew 1-1 with Laos and beat Vietnam 1-0, meet Malaysia on Sunday.