Host Ayayawady ties Southern in MPT Myanmar National League

Ayeyawady (red) and Southern Myanmar (white) engage in fierce combat. Photo: MNL
Ayeyawady (red) and Southern Myanmar (white) engage in fierce combat. Photo: MNL

Ayeyawady United played a 2-2 draw game at Pathein Statium, Ayeyawady Region, yesterday as a Week-2 matches of MPT Myanmar National League 2018.
Both teams used their main players in the match.
From the kick-off, Ayeyawday FC played forcefully with their speedy strikers but Southern Myanmar FC’s had prepared their defense well and the offensive assault did no work in the early minutes of the match.
Although Ayeyawady gained a penalty shoot at the 17 minutes mark, Southern Myanmar’s Keeper could block the ball well and Ayayawady lost their opportunity to gain the opening goal.
The penalty was kicked by Ayeyawady United’s striker Cassio Horta Maga Lhaes.
Nevertheless, Cassio Horta Maga Lhaes broke the silence for Ayeyawady United.
He scored the opening goal at the 27 minute mark over the mistakes made by the defense line of the opponents.
But at the 29 minute, William from Southern Myanmar touched the ball into the net to equalize the scores.
However one minute later, Southern Myanmar also earned by the error of the Ayaywady defense. The goal was solidly an own goal, entering into the goal net with touching the Ayeyawady defender.
The second half seems more exciting to watch the match. Ayeyawady gained the equalizing goal at 51 minute.
The last minutes resulted in no goals as players from both teams seem to be exhausted.

by Kyaw Zin Lin

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