The Joeys have made it two wins from two at the AFC U-16 Championship 2016 qualifiers in Hanoi, running out 3-1 winners over Myanmar overnight.
Tony Vidmar’s youngster’s made the perfect start, taking the llead inside the first minute through Lachlan Brook.
Mersim Memeti’s through-ball split the Myanmar defence allowing Adrian Valenti to race clear before he cut back to Ramy Najjarine who produced a clever flick to Brook who made no mistake.
Myanmar equalized on 26 minutes but with a minute the Aussie youngsters were back in front when Mark Moric coolly converted a one-on-one chance.
Nine minutes before the break it was 3-1 with Brook turning provider this time, finding Najjarine in the box and he avoided a scramble to get a shot away which gave the ‘keeper no chance.
While they couldn’t add to the score after half-time, the Joeys stayed solid in defence to remain perfect in the tournament after their 14-0 win over Guam on Wednesday.
They finish the group stage against hosts Vietnam on Sunday, who crushed Guam 18-0 in the other match on Friday.
Joeys boss Vidmar admits his side was below their best in the victory.
“Even though we won, it was a disappointing performance,” he said.
“Possession given away too often under no pressure, poor in transition and weren’t winning the ‘second balls’.
“We allowed Myanmar to play direct, and they created a number of chances from our mistakes.
“We’ll need a massive improvement in our next match against Vietnam, if we want to qualify.”
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