Singapore suffers defeat in AYA Bank Cup final

11:10 | 07/06/2016 Society

Singapore suffered their first defeat under coach V. Sundramoorthy when they were beaten 3-0 after extra time by dominant Vietnam in Monday night's final of the 2016 AYA Bank Cup in Yangon, Myanmar.

Singapore suffers defeat in AYA Bank Cup final

Coach Nguyen Huu Thang and Captain Le Cong Vinh lift the trophy - Photo: bongdaplus

It was 0-0 throughout 90 minutes, with the Lions doing well to keep the impressive Vietnamese at bay.

But within the first minute of the first extra period, the scoring was finally opened when Van Quyet played a lovely through pass for Cong Vinh to run onto and fire a left-footed effort past Hassan.

Moments after spurning a gilt-edged opportunity with a tame header straight at Hassan, Van Quyet made it 2-0 in the 99th minute. He latched onto Van Toan's deflected pass and lashed an unstoppable strike into the back of the net.

Singapore, so determined up to that point, began to look absolutely deflated, despite Sundram's bid to get back into the contest by throwing defender Afiq Yunos up as an extra target man.

And six minutes from the end, the rout was complete when Van Toan was left in acres of space. He slipped a neat pass to Thanh Trung, who burst past Nazrul Nazari before clinically slotting into the bottom corner to cap off a tournament-winning display from the Golden Stars./.