AFC Cup East Zone wrap

Here is a breakdown of Wednesday's East Zone results:

Group H: Ayeyawady United 0-0 Radiant SC

Ayeyawady United remain unbeaten in this year's completion after the MFF Cup holders played out a goalless draw with New Radiant SC.

A victory at the Yangon's Youth Training Centre would have given the side from Myanmar a strong position in the group and move them five points ahead of their rivals on the day, but the gap between Ayeyawady and the Maldivians remain two points after both sides failed to threaten the goal regularly.

Any attacking impetus the hosts had for the first hour of the game came to an end with 25 minutes on the clock when Hein Thiha Zaw was red-carded for a second bookable offense.

As a result, the hosts were determined to keep a clean sheet and the match as a contest petered out.


Group H: Lao Toyota 0-0 Persib

Lao FC remained in with a chance to qualify for the knock-out stage after their 0-0 draw with group leaders Persib Bandung at the Vientiane's National Sports Complex Stadium.

Persib have been the pace-setters throughout the tournament but were unable to find a way past the resolute Lao defense.

The Laotians didn't offer much of a threat in attack but after a scoreless result in the other match of the group, the scoreline perhaps fancied both sides.


Group G: Global 4 – 1 Yadanarbon

Two goals from Mark Hartmann and strikes from Misagh Bahadoran and Renato Gonzalez handed Global FC a 4-1 victory over Yadanarbon to keep their hopes of qualification for the Round of 16 alive.

In what was the Filipino champions' first win in the competition, the match will be remembered more for the red cards handed to Zaw Linn Tun in the 70th minute and Tin Win Aung six minutes later.

Hartman's penalty gave the hosts the lead early on before Yan levelled matters shortly after. Hartman got his second just before the break and Bahadoran made it three just before the hour.

After the twin sendings off, Gonzalez got a fourth late on.


Group G: South China 3 – 1 Pahang

South China confirmed their participation in the Round of 16 with a 3-1 victory over Pahang of Malaysia at the Pahang of Malaysia.

In what was their fourth win of the campaign, Chan Siu Kwan opened the scoring early on before Lo Kong Wai doubled their advantage just after the break.

Dickson Nwakeme scored their third on the night with a thumping volley shortly after, although the Malaysian side did get a consolation goal late on.

Even though they are eight points behind the leaders, Pahang remain in second place in the group following Global's victory over Yadanarbon.