Women's Football Southeast Asia

Philippines and Vietnam Go To The Semifinal, Waiting Another Duo

Steven Danis

Women’s Football Correspondent


The matchday two of the Women’s Football tournament at the 2019 SEA Games Manila has come to a close. The joy came to the hosts as they crush Malaysia 5-0, while in Group B Vietnam also did the same as they earn a big win too against Indonesia.

Three players score braces for Vietnam. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung opened the score after 9th minutes before Nguyen Thi Van made a quick brace in 14th and 19th minutes give her side a 3-0 lead by half time. Huynh Nhu scored another brace in the second half in 51st and 60th while Thi Tuyet Dung closed off the 6-0 win with a goal six minutes before the game ended.

It will be hard for Garuda Pertiwi to progress as Thailand will be their last opponents on Monday. Chaba Kaew needs to score more than six goals if they want to go through as the group leader.

Meanwhile, the Malditas crushed Harimau Malaya as Sarina Bolden score a hattrick in front of thousands of supporters that filled the stadium. The Philippines lead by four goals in the first half, with Bolden scoring the opener in 25th minutes before Alisha del Campo added her name to the scoresheet in the 39th.

In first-half injury time Bolden, who plays for Swedish club, Sandvikens IF, scored a quick brace. Young midfielder Eva Madarang, who plays for English club Doncaster Rovers Belles, added another one in second-half injury time.

Malaysia will now play against Myanmar, and they need at least one win to shock the group and go through the next round while Myanmar needs at least more than 5 goals to be the group leader so they can avoid meeting the Group B leader in the semi-final.