Young Lions slump to 1-2 loss against Myanmar

Myanmar's goalkeeper Phyo Kyaw Zin challenges Singapore's Irfan Fandi Ahmad (in red, no.17) for the ball in the Singapore VS Myanmar football match of the 28th SEA Games played at Jalan Besar Stadium on June 4, 2015. Myanmar won the match 2-1. -
Myanmar's goalkeeper Phyo Kyaw Zin challenges Singapore's Irfan Fandi Ahmad (in red, no.17) for the ball in the Singapore VS Myanmar football match of the 28th SEA Games played at Jalan Besar Stadium on June 4, 2015. Myanmar won the match 2-1. -- ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
The players react to the sound of the final whistle in the Singapore VS Myanmar football match in the 28th SEA Games played at Jalan Besar Stadium on June 4, 2015. Myanmar won the match 2-1. -- ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
The players react to the sound of the final whistle in the Singapore VS Myanmar football match in the 28th SEA Games played at Jalan Besar Stadium on June 4, 2015. Myanmar won the match 2-1. -- ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE crashed 1-2 to a rampant Myanmar outfit in their SEA Games football clash at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Thursday evening.

The Young Lions first fell behind to the high-pressing visitors in the 24th minute, when captain Tun Nay Lin stole in at the back-post to tap in an in-swinging free-kick.

Spurred on by the 7,500-odd crowd, half of whom were Myanmar fans, Singapore equalised through Faris Ramli's penalty in the 33th minute. This came after Shakir Hamzah's teasing cross was handled in the area by defender Phyo Ko Ko Thein.

The two teams exchanged good chances in the second half, with Singapore midfielder Pravin Guanasagaran's piledriver sailing inches wide of the post.

Myanmar regained the lead through somewhat bizarre circumstances on the hour mark. Ye Ko Oo's free-kick from 30 metres out took an awkward final bounce over the flailing legs of goalkeeper Syazwan Buhari.

Aide Iskandar's men - who have three points from two games - next face Cambodia on Monday, while Myanmar square off against win-less Philippines a day earlier.

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