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Hosts Laos beat Indonesia to go top of group B

Monday, December 7, 2009 , Posted by samakomlao at 7:09 AM

Hosts Laos went to the top of Group B of the men’s football event when they beat Indonesia with a comprehensive 2-0 win in the match that was played at the Chao Anuvong Stadium this evening. Laos had held silver medallists Myanmar to a 1-1 draw in their first match of the competition two days ago. But this evening the young side under head coach Alfred Riedl were a lot more determined against an Indonesian eager to win the full points following their own drawn match against Singapore earlier.

It was to be the combination of Engel Bert Sani and Boaz Salossa who were again at the forefront of the Laos attack although they just can’t seem to break past the Laos defence marshalled by the duo of Kitsada and Ketsada.

The game was restricted very much in the midfield as Lamnao Singto once again formed a lethal partnership alongside the returned to fitness Kampheng Sayyavuthi. With the score tied at the half, the game picked up the tempo after the break with Lamnao coming close on several occassions.

But he more than made it up for his earlier misses when in the 66th minute, Kampheng played the ball to Lamnao who ran into the Indonesian box for a grounder which keeper Frenky Irawan tried in vain to stop as it trickled between his legs.

The goal was just what the capacity crowd wanted as they all jumped to their feet in a unison of blue and red - men, women, children and all waving flags. Indonesia attempted to get back into the game by putting more pressure at the centre of the park but it was all in vain as ten minutes later, Laos went further in front.

Lamnao was again in the thick of the action when he capitalised on a defensive mistake to slot the ball home for the hosts to pick up their first full points in the group.


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