Olyroos register second straight win

The Olyroos are a step closer to the AFC U-23 Championships after recording a 4-0 victory against Chinese Taipei in their second qualifier on Sunday night.

Having beaten Hong Kong 6-0 in their opener, Aurelio's Vidmar's side scored two goals in each half to see off resistance from their Group F hosts and will now play Myanmar in two days time for top spot.

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Former Newcastle Jets stars Josh Brillante and Adam Taggart both scored in the opening period, with Wanderers' Jaushua Sotirio and Liverpool's Brad Smith finding the back of the net after the break.

Playing on a bare pitch at the National Stadium in Kaohsiung the Olyroos managed to control possession throughout the contest , with Brillante getting on the end of an 18-pass play to open the scoring.

Fulham striker Adam Taggart doubled the advantage just before half-time as he seeks to get some valuable match fitness in his return from a hamstring strain.

Western Sydney's 19-year-old winger Sotirio put the Olyroos three up with a delightful long range strike busting the back of the net from 25 yards.

Brad Smith completed the scoring, becoming the seventh different scorer for the Olyroos in qualification, when he tucked home a neat cut back from close range after coming off the bench.

The result sees the Olyroos level on points with Tuesday's opposition Myanmar but with a superior goal difference after they hung on for a 2-1 win against Hong Kong.

The group winners are guaranteed a place at next year's tournament in Qatar, where the top three teams will qualify for the Rio Olympics.

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