Thailand U-22 were held to a 1-1 draw by Indonesia in their first match at the 29th SEA Games men’s football group B on Tuesday.
The Young War Elephants opened the score early in the first half after a mistake by Persiba Balikpapan goalkeeper Kartika Ajie. The 21-year-old Ajie failed to claim a cross from a Thailand attacker, which resulted in a goal scored by Chaiyawat Buran.
The 21-year-old Ajie failed to claim a cross from a Thailand attacker, which resulted in a goal scored by Chaiyawat Buran.
The score remains 1-0 at the interval, but as soon as the match restarted, Indonesia tried to create several scoring chances, with Evan Dimas, Osvaldo Haay, and Marianus Maryanto Wenemar all came close to an equalizer.
A lapse of concentration from Thailand’s defenders gave Indonesia a chance to equalize at the hour mark. Haay penetrated Thailand’s penalty area, forcing a defender to bring him down. Septian David Maulana made no mistake from the spot to equalize for The Young Garuda.
Both sides created big chances after the equalizer, but none success at scoring an actual goal.