Asian Games football: Singapore rescue point against Oman, keep hope of progress alive

Singapore's goalkeeper Hassan Sunny (in yellow) saves a shot on goal from Oman during the 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 football group stage held at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Main Stadium on Sep 17, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's goalkeeper Hassan Sunny (in yellow) saves a shot on goal from Oman during the 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 football group stage held at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Main Stadium on Sep 17, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's Safuwan Baharudin (right) vies for the ball with Oman's Hamhami Hatem Khamis Jamaial during the 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 football group stage held at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Main Stadium on Sep 17, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIA
Singapore's Safuwan Baharudin (right) vies for the ball with Oman's Hamhami Hatem Khamis Jamaial during the 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 football group stage held at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Main Stadium on Sep 17, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's Safuwan Baharudin (second from left) heads in the equaliser and third goal against Oman during the second half of the match. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's Safuwan Baharudin (second from left) heads in the equaliser and third goal against Oman during the second half of the match. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's Baihakki Khaizan (right) challenges for the ball with Oman's Farsi Saud Khamis Jamaial (left) and Hamadani Khalid Ahmed Darwish (centre). -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's Baihakki Khaizan (right) challenges for the ball with Oman's Farsi Saud Khamis Jamaial (left) and Hamadani Khalid Ahmed Darwish (centre). -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's Hassan Sunny (in yellow) clears the ball during the 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 football group stage held at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Main Stadium on Sep 17, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's Hassan Sunny (in yellow) clears the ball during the 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 football group stage held at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Main Stadium on Sep 17, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Oman's Farsi Saud Khamis Jamaial (third from right) reacts at a missed goal as Singapore's Baihakki Khaizan shouts at his team mates. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Oman's Farsi Saud Khamis Jamaial (third from right) reacts at a missed goal as Singapore's Baihakki Khaizan shouts at his team mates. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Oman's Farsi Saud Khamis Eid (extreme left) reacts after scoring Oman's third goal against Singapore during the first half of the match. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Oman's Farsi Saud Khamis Eid (extreme left) reacts after scoring Oman's third goal against Singapore during the first half of the match. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Oman's Shakili Rashadi Rajab An Nasib (right) celebrates after scoring the second goal against Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Oman's Shakili Rashadi Rajab An Nasib (right) celebrates after scoring the second goal against Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's Sahil Suhaimi reacts after scoring the first goal against Oman during the first half of the match. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's Sahil Suhaimi reacts after scoring the first goal against Oman during the first half of the match. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's Sahil Suhaimi (left) celebrates with team mate Faris Ramli (right) after scoring the first goal for Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Singapore's Sahil Suhaimi (left) celebrates with team mate Faris Ramli (right) after scoring the first goal for Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

Singapore registered their first point at the Asian Games men's football tournament when they drew Oman 3-3 on Wednesday in their second Group C match.

With Palestine beating Tajikistan 2-1 earlier, Aide Iskandar's team needed to avoid defeat at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Main Stadium to stay in the competition.

Sloppy defending saw the team go 0-1 and then 1-3 down to goals from Hatem Hamhami, Rashadi Shakili, and Saud Farsi, with Sahil Suhaimi and Faris Ramli scoring for Singapore to end the first half on a 2-3 deficit.

But Aide Iskandar's men rallied after half-time, and equalised through a Safuwan Baharudin header five minutes from time.

They play group leaders Palestine, who have qualified for the last 16, on Sunday, and need a win to stand a chance of going through.