Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

2022 AFF Women’s Championship

AFF: Super-sub Huynh nets brace, fuels Vietnam romp of Laos

Reigning titleholder Vietnam bagged its second consecutive win in as many matches, dominating Laos, 5-0, in Group B of the 2022 AFF Women’s Championship, Saturday evening at the Biñan Football Stadium in Laguna.

The win puts Vietnam level on points with Myanmar with six points on two wins but remained in second place due to an inferior goal difference, plus-10 to plus-8.

Vietnam made its intention clear from the get-go as it started aggressively against Laos. Nonetheless, the Laotian side adopted a very defensive formation that looked like a five-woman backline for most of the time, proving it difficult for the defending champions to launch a decent shot at goal.

Laos also tried to put the ball on their half, which opened the lines a little for Vietnam’s offense to finally get their rhythm. Pham Hoang Quynh eventually finished a good build-up play from the right flank with a well-deserved go-ahead goal for Vietnam in the 42nd minute.

Huynh Nhu, a substitute, then doubled the lead in the first-half additional time with a header that beat both the offside trap and Laos’ goalkeeper Bangon Phonexay. The forward did well enough to convert that well-timed delivery from Tran Thi Thu before hitting the deck.

Picking up from where they left off before the break, the Golden Star Women Warriors plucked another one at the 57th minute from Pham Hai Yen to open the flood gates. The respective second goals from Huynh and Pham Hai Yen at the 65th and the 72nd minute, in that order, more than ensured the red shirts the win and all three points.

#ReadMore  UP-QRS/Jam Liner's Aguilar leads MVP race

Both teams will take on their next opponents on July 11 at the same Biñan venue.

Vietnam will look to boost its semifinals bid as it goes for its third straight win against winless Timor Leste at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, Laos (1-1-1, 4 pts.) will try to extend its tournament with a crucial tiff against Myanmar (2-0-0, 6 pts.) in the curtain-raiser at 4 p.m.

Vietnam XI – Tran TKT (GK), Chuong TK (C), Tran TT, Pham HQ, Nguyen TTD, Tran Thi Hai Linh, Tran THL, Nguyen TMA, Chau TV, Tran Thi Thu Thao

Laos XI – Phonexay (GK), Vongsengthong, Thongsavang, Vannalath (C), Inthavong, Inthaphone, Sophabmisay, Chanthithong, Phongphailath, Khamla, Chaikham

Grew to appreciate various sports from tennis to judo. True-maroon kiddo since the new millennium. Fanboy. Singer. Occasional sports writer.

You May Also Like


The Philippine Under-16 Men’s National Football Team edged closer to elimination from the 2022 AFF U-16 Youth Championship after a 5-0 drubbing at the...

2022 AFF Women’s Championship

One of the breakout stars of the Philippine Women’s National Football Team in its triumphant 2022 AFF Women’s Championship campaign was midfielder Sara Eggesvik....

2022 AFF Women’s Championship

Tahnai Annis will go down in history as the first-ever Philippine captain to lift a trophy in any ASEAN Football Federation competition. The 33-year-old...

2022 AFF Women’s Championship

Ever since she started her international career with the Philippine Women’s National Football Team back in 2016, Hali Long has been through rough times...

2022 AFF Women’s Championship

Alen Stajcic is a man on a mission to make the Philippine Women’s National Football Team one of the most respected sides in the...

2022 AFF Women’s Championship

In order to deal with the “brutal” schedule of the 2022 AFF Women’s Championship, coach Alen Stajcic made it a point to maximize his...

2022 AFF Women’s Championship

Katrina Guillou always had something special about her ever since she debuted for the Philippine Women’s National Team during the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian...

2022 AFF Women’s Championship

Sarina Bolden has etched her name in the history of Philippine sports. The Loyola Marymount alumna will be remembered as the player who converted...