Singapore defeated Thailand with a score of 2-0 in qualifying Group A SEA Games XXVI at the Bung Karno Main Stadium, Thursday (17/11/2011). However, two goals were not able to guarantee the team's "Young Lions" to qualify for the semi-finals. Their fate in the hands of Indonesia and Malaysia in the next game.
Singapore can only qualify for the semi-finals if Indonesia can beat Malaysia with a minimum of three goals. If not, it is definitely Malaysia who will advance to the semi-finals.
Singapore's first goal scored by Quak June Yi in the first half after Singapore and Thailand had a match that was running slow since the beginning of the game. Singapore to increase the advantage in the 85th minute left foot shot through Safirul bin Sulaiman who replaced Gabriel in the second half.
Players numbered 6 is trying to pick up the feed side of the middle to the front and immediately kicked the ball. Somewhat inflated ball turns into Thailand over the crossbar and bounced into the goal. Goalkeeper Thailand, Ukrit Wongmeema, could only see the ball nestled into the net.
Rhythm game between Singapore and Thailand became faster in the second half. Various golden opportunity had been created by both teams, especially Singapore. But unfortunately, Singapore players still have much to learn to execute goals with accuracy.
In the 64th minute, Mohammad Firdaus bin Kasman managed to dribble the ball into the penalty box but was thwarted simply because control of the ball that is not good. As a result, he lost the ball just in front of goal Thailand.
The next opportunity is owned by Muhammad Fazli Bin Ayob in the 67th minute. He was caught offside but has a chance to run forward in time to leave his position players behind Thailand.