Singapore continue perfect start under Stange

Singapore made it two wins in a row under new coach Bernd Stange on Friday after recording a 5-2 win over Laos in a friendly at the New Laos National Stadium.

Amri tracks back well for the Lions.

By FOX Sports staff

Three days after recording a 2-0 win over Myanmar in Yangon, the Lions once again got off to a dream start when veteran striker Indra Sahdan Daud pounced on an error by Seng Athit Somvang to tap home the opener in the sixth minute.

LIONSXII midfielder Hariss Harun then doubled the visitors' lead four minutes before the half-hour mark when he headed home a Indra corner, and after Safuwan Baharudin netted a third in the 41st minute when he drilled home a quick freekick, the Lions looked on track for a routine victory.

But as they showed last December in a 4-3 defeat to Singapore in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup group stage, the Laotians were not about to give in without a fine and pulled one back three minutes into the second half when Hassan Sunny could only parry Kuanta Sivonthong's powerful freekick to Ketsada Souksavanh, who made no mistake in firing home the rebound.

Two minutes after the hour mark, it was 3-2 when Sopha Saysana's right-wing cross was emphatically swept home by Khonesavanh Sihavong but any hopes of a memorable Laos comeback were ended in the 82nd minute when substitute Gabriel Quak benefitted from excellent work by captain Shahril Ishak to slot home and ensure his first cap would be one to remember.

Four minutes later, good link-up play between Quak and Hariss allowed Home United midfielder Hafiz Rahim to score Singapore's fifth and cap off an excellent evening for Stange's charges.

Image courtesy of WSG



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