The Young War Elephants picked up the second victory in the group B of SEA Games 2017 men’s football following a lackluster 1-0 win over minnows Timor Leste on Friday.
Thailand U-22 were not at their best at the previous match against Timor Leste, as well as the match before that with Indonesia, but on Sunday they were more lively and had a more energetic look about them.
Picha Au-tra opened the scored for the Young War Elephants in the 35th minute before his team-mate Chaiyawat Buran and Cambodia’s Sok Samnang were sent off in the last minutes of the first half.
Thailand remain in control of the match, but it was not until the 76th minute did they have a second goal when Nattawut Sombatyotha successfully converted a penalty.
The 21-year-old striker scored once again in the 88th minute, helping his team to achieve an important 3-0 victory, which would take them level on goal difference with Indonesia.