The Daily Manila Shimbun


Philippines notched double-kill in SEA Games football

November 29, 2019

The Philippines' men's and women's football teams defeated their Malaysian foes Friday night at 30th Southeast Asian Games.

Rebounding from a 2-1 loss against Myanmar, the Philippines stepped on the gas vs Malaysia from the opening whistle at the Rizal Memorial Track-Football Stadium.

Stephan Schrock unleashed his patented curving corner kick that went past the Malaysian goalie to put the Philippines ahead 1-0, on the 78th minute. The Filipinos have one win, one loss and one draw for four points like Cambodia. Myanmar leads  Group A with seven points from two wins and one draw.

But the Cambodians have a much better goal difference of plus five to the Filipinos' zero, putting them ahead in the race to enter the semis. 

The Filipinas crushed Malaysia, 5-0, for their first win following a draw  versus Myanmar at the Binan Football Stadium. This gave them four points to lead Group A and enter the semis.

Sarina Bolden led the Filipinos with a hat-trick on the 25th, 42nd and 45th minute.  DMS