Another big win for Joeys at AFF Youth Championships

The Joeys have continued their free-scoring run at the Under-16 AFF Youth Championships with a big win over Myanmar on Monday night.

The young Aussies burst out of the blocks, scoring three times inside the first 20 minutes on the way to a 4-0 win in Myanmar.

Ufuk Talay’s side has now scored 16 goals in their three group stage wins ahead of Wednesday’s final group match against the Philippines.

It took just seven minutes for the Joeys to take the lead after the Myanmar defence failed to clear a corner.

Lachlan Brook’s cross was only partially cleared to the top of the box where Ramy Najjarine took one touch before bending his shot around the ‘keeper.

Nine minutes later and it was two as Dylan Pierias got forward and played a ball into the middle where Brook made no mistake with a superb first-time volley.

The Joeys were flying by this stage and on 19 minutes it was 3-0 with Adrian Valenti finishing off after a great through-ball by Mersim Memeti.

It was a bit tougher going for the Aussies after the break and they didn’t complete the scoring until deep into second-half stoppage time.

After some nice build-up play through the centre of the pitch, Mark Moric got the ball at the top of the box before beating one defender and dispatching his shot into the bottom corner.

The result ensures the Joeys a spot in the semi-final, which will begin on Friday.

JOEYS SQUAD

Number

First Name

Last Name

DOB

Program/Club

1

Nathan

Prince

4/01/2000

FFV NTC

2

Dylan

Pierias

20/02/2000

Melbourne City FC

3

Marco

Krantis

30/5/2000

FFSA NTC

4

Mersim

Memeti

22/07/2000

Melbourne City FC

5

Joel

King

30/10/2000

FNSWI

6

Luke

Bodnar

19/05/2000

Perth Glory

7

Jaidon

Selden

12/02/2000

Perth Glory

8

Andony

Martis

9/08/2000

FNSWI

9

John

Roberts

20/1/2001

FNSWI

10

Lachlan

Brook

2/08/2001

FFSA NTC

11

Ahmed

Sweedan

14/06/2000

FNSWI

12

Nicholas

Suman

28/02/2000

FNSWI

13

Patrick

Scibilio

22/02/2000

FNSWI

14

Dylan

Ryan

10/06/2000

FNSWI

15

Adrian

Valenti

17/11/2000

Marconi FC

16

Ryan

Yates

5/02/2000

FFSA NTC

17

Jacob

Italiano

30/07/2001

Perth Glory

18

Jasper

Kelley

22/04/2001

FFSA NTC

19

Mark

Moric

16/3/2000

Sydney United 58 FC

20

Rahmat

Akbari

20/06/2000

Brisbane Roar FC/QAS

21

Eduardo

Castaneda

15/8/2000

FFT NTC

22

Andrew

Visciglio

26/11/2000

FFV NTC

23

Ramy

Najjarine

23/04/2000

FNSWI

 

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