Jockey Club International Youth Invitational Football Tournament 2019 – Match Day 2

2019-04-21

The highly competitive Jockey Club International Youth Invitational Football Tournament 2019 entered the second match day on Saturday and Sunday. Hong Kong Under-18 Representative Team defeated Singapore Under-18 National Team by 2:0, opening its winning account in this year's competition. Hong Kong Under-15 Representative Team defeated Singapore Under-15 National Team in a roller-coaster 3:2 victory, while Malaysia Under-15 National Team beat Myanmar Under-15 National Team by 6:1.

The Under-18 competition took place once again in the morning, as Hong Kong played host against Singapore in one of the two matches of the day. The home side established a first-half lead through a well-taken goal from Wong Yat. In the second-half, Lai Pui-kei doubled the lead for Hong Kong and made it 2:0, eventually sealing a 2:0 victory for Hong Kong over Singapore.  n the other pitch in the same venue, Vietnam and Myanmar shook hands on a well-fought 0:0 draw.

Hong Kong enjoyed a great start in the game. On the 2nd minute, Lucas Yan's goal gave Hong Kong the lead. Singapore answered back on the 33rd minute, as Seng Hong Kai put his side back on level terms. The score was 1:1 heading into the half-time break. 

In the second-half, Singapore's Khairin Nadim fired his side in front on the 58th minute. The visitors were now up by a goal. Afterwards, Hong Kong regained its composure and Xavier Chang managed to tie the game for the home side on the 70th minute. The score was now 2:2. On the 79th minute, Hong Kong went in front once again, as the Singaporean goalkeeper failed to handle a Hong Kong corner-kick and paved the ball into his own net. Hong Kong was now in front 3:2. 

Both sides failed to add to the score in the remaining minutes, as Hong Kong Under-15 Representative Team beat Singapore Under-15 National Team 3:2.

On the other pitch at the same venue, it was Malaysia Under-15 National Team coming up against Myanmar Under-15 National Team. 
Two early goals from Malaysia's Muhammad Aliff quickly gave his side a 2:0 lead. Myanmar pulled one back midway in the first-half through a goal from Min Khant Thu. Late in the first-half, Muhammad Nabil found the back of the net and re-established a two-goal lead for Malaysia. The score was 3:1 for Malaysia heading into half-time. 

In the second-half, Malaysia continued the onslaught, as Muhammad Shahril, Muhammad Daniel and Muhammad Harry all added their names into the scoresheet. The eventual score was 6:1, as Malaysia Under-15 National Team defeated Myanmar Under-15 National Team.