HANOI – The girls’s nationwide soccer group clinched a ancient first win on the SEA Games since 1985 with a 1-0 victory over Laos on Friday (May 13).
The Lionesses are ranked one hundred and thirty fifth whilst Laos are 83rd. The Hanoi Games is the group’s first day trip on the biennial tournament since 2003 and simplest the 5th time they’ve participated.
The earlier win got here nearly 37 years in the past after they beat the Philippines 2-0 on the 1985 version in Bangkok en path to a silver medal. Only 3 nations took section then.
The landmark win on the Cam Pha Stadium in Quang Ninh, Vietnam got here courtesy of an injury-time objective from exchange Izzati Rosni.
With almost the remaining kick of the sport with all 4 mins of added time long past, Izzati intercepted a Laos clearance simply within the field and fired a shot that hit the bottom of the crossbar prior to discovering the again of the web.
Izzati’s objective sparked scenes of jubilation because the squad, together with substitutes, piled themselves on best of her.
The Lion City Sailors midfielder could also be the rustic’s first goalscorer on the Games since Goh Lay Nah netted in a 2-1 loss to the Philippines in 1995.
The win places Singapore 3rd within the four-team crew with 3 issues from two fits. In their opening fit on Tuesday, the Lionesses post a spirited appearing in opposition to five-time champions Thailand prior to dropping 3-0.
The Lionesses subsequent tackle international No. 45 Myanmar on Sunday.