Southeast Asia Indonesia

Marinus Wanewar strike sees Indonesia U-22 sneak win against stubborn Timor Leste

Indonesia U-22 are on the brink of the 2017 SEA Games semi-finals after clinching a narrow 1-0 victory over stubborn Timor Leste side.

The Young Garuda were made to work hard for the three points, with only a header from Marinus Wanewar in the 22nd minute successfully went past into Timor Leste’s goal.

As Luis Milla’s men were guilty of being wasteful in the second-half with several chances from Osvaldo Haay and Saddil Ramdani failed to wide the score for Indonesia.

The game at Selayang Municipal Council Stadium ended on a sour note when an on-pitch clash between players happened ahead of the stoppage time.

Malaysian referee Nagor Amir Mohamed sent Timor Leste defender Filipe Oliveira off after striking Indonesian midfielder Evan Dimas.

The victory kept Indonesia on their three undefeated after previously claiming an impressive 1-1 draw against Thailand and winning 3-0 over Philippines.