National Team - Lionesses ● Jul 08, 2022

Lionesses lose to Thailand


Farhanah Ruhaizat sends a cross in, 8 July 2022.


MANILA, 8 JULY 2022 – The Singapore Women’s National Team fell to Thailand 3-0 on Friday evening for their second Group A defeat at the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship.


The Lionesses played more conservatively against the four-time champions and goalkeeper Noor Kusumawati Rosman, restored to the starting line-up, made a series of saves in the first 20 minutes to keep the Thais out.


However, she was beaten two minutes later when forward Sangrawee Meekham surged into the area from the left to arrow a shot into the bottom right corner.


The Lionesses were able to hold on until the break, with defender Syazwani Ruzi displaying some good awareness with important interceptions.


That lasted four minutes into the second half as Meekham’s corner was headed in by captain Tipkritta Onsamai to double Thailand’s lead.


It was 3-0 on 72 minutes when forward Jiraporn Mongkoldee finished clinically after the ball was not cleared properly.


Undeterred, Singapore continued to battle on and some good interplay between Nurhidayu Naszri and Danelle Tan saw the latter create an opening for Izzati Rosni on 79 minutes, who could not reach the ball ahead of the Thai goalkeeper.


Defender Nadhra Aqilah and midfielder Mastura Jeilani came on to make their first appearances of the campaign, while Stephanie Dominguez earned her 25th cap.


Post-match, Coach Ng said: “We worked very hard. We wanted to get the result but Thailand played very well today. There are areas that we’ll have to continue to work on.”


The Lionesses will next face Australia on Sunday, 10 July at 4pm.


Singapore: Noor Kusumawati Rosman, Syazwani Ruzi, Nurhidayu Naszri, Stephanie Gigette (Nadhra Aqilah 74’), Farhanah Ruhaizat, Danelle Tan, Izzati Rosni, Ernie Sulastri (C), Umairah Hamdan, Dorcas Chu (Putri Syaliza 74’), Venetia Lim (Mastura Jeilani 90+3’).
Unused subs: Beatrice Tan, Haziqah Haszman, Fatin Ridzwan, Irsalina Irwan, Dhaniyah Qasimah, Claire Tay, Alyssa Yazrin, Syafiqah Peer, Afiqah Omar.