22 October 2010


VIENTIANE (22 Oct 2010) – Two years ago, the Philippines struggled to edge Timor Leste 1-0 in the AFF Suzuki Cup qualifying tournament. Today, in the same qualifying event at the National Sports Complex Stadium here, the Filipinos were four-goals up at the break. By the end of the match, the Philippines celebrated a convincing 5-0 win over Timor Leste in the opening game of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 Qualifying Round.

Striker Ian Boyana Araneta led the Filipino charge today and blasted a hattrick while Philip Younghusband and Anton Del Rosario helped complete the rout. The Philippines have come here very well prepared and aiming to make the final cut. After today’s solid performance, their dream could well become a reality when this tournament ends next week.

However, the Philippines will have to secure good results against hosts Laos in two days and Cambodia on Tuesday, if they are to advance to the Finals in December. And the truth is the matches against laos and Cambodia will be their toughest here. “It was a good start and I was pleased with their performance. We created chances and did not allow them the chance to move forward,” said Philippines coach Simon McMenemy. “We have to prepare for the second match which will be a lot harder.”

Like Philippines, Timor Leste’s remaining matches are against Laos and Cambodia. The Timorese will have to get their act together if they hope to keep alive their chances, which at this stage are very slim indeed.

Even before the game kicked-off today, the Philippines looked confident and it showed soon after the game began. The Filipinos charged up and started looking for ways through the defence. It did not take long as nine minutes into the game, the lanky James Younghusband saw his header saved and his ensuing shot pushed out by the keeper.

A freekick from James in the 20th minute found skipper Alexander Borromeo, whose solid header struck the crossbar. The inevitable happened six minutes later when Ian Araneta nailed a rebound from a shot from teammate Emelio Caligdong.

Under pressure to keep the Filipinos at bay, the Timor Leste players grew desperate and a heavy tackle from a defender saw referee Leow Tham Hoe award a penalty in the 30th minute. Philip Younghusband, brother of James, saw his thundering shot hit the underside of the crossbar and bounce into goal.

Philippines were not done yet and reeled in two more goals through Anton Del Rosario and Ian in the 32nd and 41st minutes.

There was no stopping Ian and he went on to complete his hattrick in the 57th minute.

Timor Leste has a few breaks but they failed to take their chances. In the 74th minute, Timor had a great chance when Eusebio Almeida split through the defence. He tried but failed to beat English Premier League keeper Neil Etheridge who plucked the ball from Eusebio’s feet.


Timor Leste: Diamantino Leong (GK), Lamberto Gama, Miguel Soares, Helder Ricardo (c), Eusebio De Almeida, Joao Pereira, Emilio Da Silva, Chiquito Do Carmo (Cipriano, 62nd), Zeferino Martins, Anggisu Barbosa, Vicente Freitas (Marcelino, 70th).
Subs: Leonel Da Silva Araujo (GK), Elijeu Soares, Juvitu Da Silva, Salvador Carlos, Cipriano Branco, Marcelino Fernandes, Carlo Ximenes
Coach: Pedro Correia De Almeida
Yellow: Helder (63rd), Cipriano (65th), Lamberto (72nd), Emilio (91st), Joao (92nd)

Philippines: Neil Etheridge (GK), Robert Gier, Anton Del Rosario, James Younghusband (Joebel, 72nd), Manuel Gelito Ott (Nestorio, 80th), Philip Younghusband (Yanti, 65th), Alexander Borromeo (c), Emelio Calidong, Jason De Jong, Ian Araneta, Ray Jonsson
Subs: Eduard Sacapano (GK), Roel Gener, Yanti Armentia Barsales, Mark Ferrer, Nestorio Margase, Joebel Bermejo, David Basa
Coach: Simon Alexander McMenemy
Scorers: Ian Boyana Araneta (27th, 41st, 57th), Philip (30th-pen), Anton Del Rosario (32nd)
Yellow: Jason (53rd), Robert (83rd)

Referee: Leow Tham Hoe (S’pore)
Assistant 1: Preecha Kangram (Thai)
Assistant 2: Loung Lath Somphayanh (Lao)





  2. This is a big slap to the face of those who said there aren't any local players who can be good in the air like Chad Gould...Araneta scored two aerial goals last night!! He hit the bar twice as well...

  3. who said there arent local players who can be good in the air?

    will stop this local vs foreign based pinoys? and stop calling them fil-whatever. try to start calling them filipinos from now on. geez.

  4. That drama queen HasThisBeenTaken does...and when did I call them fil-?

  5. wag nyo na lang pansinin yung hasthisbeentaken, bading yun na iniwanan ng papah nya. wala tayong mapupulot sa putanginang troll na yun

  6. Tama...! Di dapat pinagaaksayahan ng panahon ang mga troller.

  7. HasThisBeenTaken23 October 2010 at 08:00

    Ey fuck you clockwork!

    And where the fuck did I ever say there weren't any good players that weren't good in the air! Quit making shit up!

    And to all you anonymous posters..... At least I have the decency to use a user name rather being anonymous! Bunch of twats!

  8. Bakit sa tingin mo ba maayos yang username mo? Ibigay mo nga sakin pangalan at address mo putang ina ka. Ipa2salvage kitang hayop sa tirador ko. Maipalibing ka ng buhay PUTANG INA MO!


  9. HasThisBeenTaken23 October 2010 at 09:58

    Hahaha!! Trying to threaten me. Ya, nice try!

    It's a USERNAME! A username is not a fucking real name! You really are fucking stupid! So shut the fuck up!

  10. Umalis ka na nga HasThisBeenTaken...isa ka pa namang ayaw magbigay ng totoong pangalan. So anung karapatan mong sabihin na duwag kami kasi anonymous ang gamit namin? Bakit, yung HasThisBeenTaken na name ba ang totoo mong pangalan?

    Mark my words, I'll name you and I'll shame you. Mapapahiya ka ring hayop ka.

  11. @HasThisBeenTaken Bat di mo ibigay totoo mong pangalan at address mo? Ibigay mo dahil di kita niloloko. Ipapapatay talaga kita hayop ka. Di ako nagbibiro. Makikita mo hinahanap mo. Ibigay mo na!


  12. Hoy HasThisBeenTaken! Ibigay mo na pangalan at address mo! Tangina mo hindi kita tatantanan, ipapapatay kita. Sinabihan ko na yung bisaya na papatay sayo. Rerapein ka daw muna nya sa puwet bago ka nya ili2bing ng buhay. Kaya putang ina mo ibigay mo na pangalan at address mo na mabura ka ng hayop ka. Kung demonyo ka mas demonyo ko sayo kaya sabihin mo na! Putang ina ka at putang ina ng buong pamilya mo. Masahol pa kayo sa mga hayop ng putang inang mong pamilya!


  13. HasThisBeenTaken23 October 2010 at 17:44

    LOL!!!!!! Haha!!

    Ya....... right! I'll wait for you here........... in the States!!

    I never asked for anyone's real name! All I was asking is for you to use user name you dumb ass!!

    And fuck you! I never mentioned any of your families or anyone related to you! So you can go fuck yourself!

  14. HasThisBeenTaken23 October 2010 at 17:48

    It also just shows who's pissed off around here!! You guys! LOL! You even went and mentioned my family.... it just shows that you are true assholes and you are even easier to wind up!

    Good for you people!!

  15. Umalis ka nga HasThisBeenTaken...wala ka namang kaibigan eh. Mamatay ka na lang! Walang nagmamahal sa iyo...