In the meantime, Laos paid dearly for not making their opportunities count when they fell to a 1-0 loss to the Philippines. The Philippines, who will be leaving for home early tomorrow morning, made sure that they have at least three points to their name when they struck the only goal in the game off Jeramiah Borlongan late in the second half.
Laos created more than a flurry of chances through the hardwork of Maitee and also Sinthanong Phanvongsa but the Philippines had keeper Michael Asong to count on to deny them
Asong went on to make several crucial saves and with time trickling down and Laos thinking that they will have to settle for the draw, came Borlongan barrelling down from the left in the 88th minute for a shot to the far post to beat Laos keeper Saymanolinh Paseuth.
With the Philippines satisfied that they have at least picked up the three points, Laos will complete their fixtures against Singapore in two days at the Naypyitaw FC Stadium. aseanfootball