The Philippines, who had conceded a 3-0 defeat to hosts Vietnam yesterday, bounced back in their second game against Timor Leste in Group B here at the Phu Tho Stadium to race to an 8-2 lead at the half.
The wily Misagh Bahadoran nailed a personal best with four goals (4th, 5th, 5th and 10th minute) as Ali Go (2nd and 4th) and Edward Mallari (2nd and 3rd) contributed the others just before the break.
“We played a lot better yesterday but at least today, we managed to allow some of the younger players the chance to have more time in the game,” said Sedigh Esmaeil, the head coach for the Philippines.
“Now, we will have two days to prepare the team for the semi-final game which is likely to be Thailand.“
The second half saw Jason De Jong completing the rout with goals in the 23rd and 24th minute.
source : aseanfootball.org
12 June 2009
1500hrs: Thailand vs Philippines
1700hrs: Vietnam vs Indonesia
Third and Fourth Placing