HO CHI MINH CITY (8 May 2015) – Striker Naw Arlo Wer Phaw’s solitary strike in the second half was enough to put Myanmar in the final of the AFF Women’s Championship after beating the Under-20 team of Australia 1-0 in the first semi-final that was played this afternoon at the Thong Nhat Stadium.
Wer Phaw scored the only goal of the game in the 51st minute.
“We know that the Australians were tactically stronger but I thought that our girls managed to raise the level of their game,” said Myanmar coach Thet Thet Win.
“Now that we are in the final, it really does not matter who we play against. The target is to win the cup, so we must be able to beat any one.”
The Australian girls who had been so dominant in the group matches seemed to be a little off colour on the day even though they tried hard through the wily Alexandra Chidiac.
But it was Myanmar who controlled most of the pace with Wer Phaw and also Yee Yee Oo the driving force in their attacks.
And had it not been for the hard work and timely interception of goalkeeper Teagan Migah, the score would not have been a deadlock at the end of the first half.
But just six minutes in, Myanmar duly went forward when when Wer Phaw tapped in the cross from Khin Marlar Tun.
“I have no complain,” said Australian coach Ante Juric afterwards. “They are still young girls and I thought that they played really well. They never give up.”
8 May 2015
Australia 0 Myanmar 1