Pakistan lead the table after Boys’ Day 2 in Singapore followed by Australia and Belgium both ranked second. The three leading teams celebrated big victories today and left their opponents without any chances.
Pakistan overwhelmed Chile 15-1, Australia smashed Ghana 8-0 and Belgium defeated host Singapore clearly 7-1.
The boys have a rest day on Thursday before Australia play Belgium on Friday. The other encounters are Chile v Ghana and Singapore v Pakistan.
Belgian crowd pushes their team to 7-1 win against Singapore
Although host country Singapore played, the majority of the spectators came from Belgium. Pushed forward by their cheering crowd Belgium attacked strongly.
Singapore’s goalkeeper Samudra Pang Chian ONG had to show some phenomenal saves to keep the score tied. However he was defeated by Arno DEVREKER's shot in the 7th minute. After the European under 18 Champions left several opportunities unused they extended their lead to 3-0 within three minutes.
Singapore became stronger in the second half. Team-captain Nur Ashriq Ferdaus ZULKEPLI had a strong run towards goal and Alexander HENDRICKX could only stop his drive through a hard tackle. Umpire Aziz ADIMAH awarded a penalty corner to Singapore: The first shot was saved by the Belgium goalkeeper Arnaud FLAMAND who did not kick it out of danger. The rebound landed in front of Rahmat ABDUL JALIL who did not hesitate and smashed the ball into the goal.
Now the supporters of Singapore woke up and cheered loudly. Belgium faught back soon after: The ball came across the circle where Arno DEVREKER picked it up and tipped it in. Belgium finished off with three more goals in the last six minutes. DEVREKER is new leader of the top scorer list having scored seven goals in total.
Singapore v Belgium 1-7 (0-3)
0-1 7' Arno DEVREKER (FG)
0-2 19' Arno DEVREKER (FG)
0-3 23' Nicolas de KERPEL (FG)
1-3 42' Rahmat ABDUL JALIL (PC)
1-4 47' Arno DEVREKER (FG)
1-5 65' Arno DEVREKER (FG)
1-6 66' Gaetan PEREZ (PC)
1-7 70’ Dimitri CUVELIER (PS)
Strong young Kookaburras defeat Ghana 8-0
The boys from Australia also won their second game in the first Youth Olympic Games. However Pakistan are still leading the table due to the better goal difference.
The powerful Australian boys took control of the game from the first minute on. After they had beaten Singapore with 8-1 on Tuesday night, they overwhelmed Ghana today. Daniele BEALE opened the score in the 5th minute when he converted the rebound of Daniel MATHIESEN’s shot coming back off the goalkeeper’s pads. The 2-0 was a beautiful creation out of open play. Oscar WOOKEY flicked in a penalty corner in the 18th minute scoring his 4th goal in this tournament making the score
3-0. Immediately after the 3-0 Australia won another penalty corner which led to a penalty stroke. This was taken and converted by Luke NOBLETT. The crowd saw Ghana’s biggest opportunity before halftime when Fredrick DARKO had already passed the goalkeeper and shot towards the empty goal. Australian defender Jake FARRELL followed the ball, touched it and cleared to a long corner.
Ghana, missing the suspended Ernest OPOKU, seemed to be exhausted in the second half and were in trouble to develop some attacks. Ghana’s goalkeeper Simon DONTOH performed very well and saved several Australian opportunities.
Ghana pressured in the last five minutes of the game as they did not want to finish kept from scoring. But the effort did not succeed, Ghana picked up two yellow cards instead.
Ghana play Chile on Friday, an encounter where both teams need a victory to keep their chances open to participate in a medal match. Australia face the European Champions from Belgium.
Australia v Ghana 8-0 (5-0)
1-0 5' Daniel BEALE (FG)
2-0 14' Jordan WILLOTT (FG)
3-0 17' Oscar WOOKEY (PC)
4-0 20' Luke NOBLETT (PS)
5-0 25' Oscar WOOKEY (PC)
6-0 39' Casey HAMMOND (PC)
7-0 46' Ryan EDGE (PC)
8-0 48' Daniel BEALE (FG)
Pakistan’s boys go to six points after smashing Chile 15-1 in Wednesday’s first match
Chile suffered a 1-15 defeat against Pakistan after they lost 0-9 to Belgium on Tuesday. Pakistan lead the table with six points now while Chile stay last in the first Youth Olympic Games.
After 40 seconds of play Pakistan had their first big opportunity to score but Ahmed ZUBAIR’s shot hit the post. Pakistan rolled the pressure on and took the deserved
1-0 lead in the 8th minute. They kept up their pace but left out several chances to extend their lead: Muhammad SOHAIB won possession in front of Chile’s goal and mishit and Muhammad Amir ASHIQ was unable to tip in the ball when he received it in front of the empty goal. Team Chile was pressed deeply into its half by the dominating boys from Pakistan who extended the score to 5-0 between the 17th and 28th minute. The spectators did not see a single chance of Chile in the first half.
Pakistan’s Muhammad SULEMAN had an outstanding game today. His five goals make him join his team-mate Muhammad Arslan QADIR in the top scorer position of the boys’ competition which are six goals in total.
Pakistan deserved this great victory because they were the dominating team on the pitch controlling the game.
In the 51st minute Chile won their first penalty corner in this match. Although the stop failed Matias KOSTER took Chile’s first shot on goal which was saved by Pakistan’s goalkeeper Adnan SHAKOOR. He replaced first goalkeeper Mazhar ABBAS in the middle of the second half. Chile won a penalty stroke after they were close to scoring at their second penalty corner. The stroke was flicked in by team-captain Vincente MARTIN who scored Chile’s first goal of the Youth Olympics.
Pakistan v Chile 15-1 (5-0)
1-0 8' Syed Kashif SHAH (FG)
2-0 17’ Muhammad UMAIR (FG)
3-0 21’ Ahmed ZUBAIR (PC)
4-0 25' Muhammad SULEMAN (FG)
5-0 28' Muhammad SULEMAN (FG)
6-0 39' Muhammad SULEMAN (FG)
7-0 44' Muhammad RIZWAN (FG)
8-0 44' Muhammad UMAIR (FG)
9-0 46' Muhammad SULEMAN (FG)
10-0 47' Muhammad SULEMAN (FG)
11-0 49' Muhammad Arslan QADIR (FG)
12-0 55' Syed Kashif SHAH (PC)
13-0 58' Syed Kashif SHAH (PC)
14-0 64' Muhammad Arslan QADIR (FG)
14-1 66' Vicente MARTIN (PS)
15-1 67’ Muhammad Arslan QADIR (FG)
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