Philippines falls to Indonesia in SEA Games Men's Football
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 17, 2017 11:34 PM
(Photo courtesy of the official 2017 SEA Games Twitter account: @KL2017)
In a bitter bit of coincidence, the Philippine men's national football team suffered the same fate as their female counterparts, falling 0-3, but this time to Indonesia, Thursday evening in the men's football tournament of the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The ladies fell to Vietnam earlier that afternoon.
Winger Septian David struck early for the Indonesian squad, scoring seven minutes into the match, followed by a second goal from Muhammad Hargianto just before halftime to double the Indonesian advantage.
Saddil Ramdani added the final touch for Indonesia in the 59th minute to bring the final score to 3-0.
The Indonesians improve to one win and one draw for four points, while the Pinoy side falls to one win and one loss for three points.
After two matches, the Philippines sits at fourth place in Group B, behind leaders Vietnam with seven points, while Indonesia and Thailand are neck-and-neck with four points apiece.
Rounding out Group B are Timor-Leste and Cambodia, both have yet to score any points in the tournament.
The Pinoys head back to the pitch on Sunday, August 20th when they take on Vietnam at the Shah Alam stadium.
Kickoff time is at 8:45 PM.