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A 4 - 0 Victory for Hong Kong versus Singapore in the First Leg of the Women’s ‘A’ International Friendlies 2022


It was the 1st leg of the Singapore versus Hong Kong friendly at Jalan Besar where spectators witnessed the 78th ranked Hong Kong Women’s National Team score 4 goals against Singapore ranked at 132.

In a battle of physicality, Singapore put up a strong fight which was echoed by Head Coach Stephen Ng, “Overall the team did well in terms of working together as a unit. You can see structurally we were organised. The only thing is the scoreline. Hong Kong being a quality side, we have to respect them and it's a very good learning experience for us.”

Singapore vs Hong Kong - Women’s ‘A’ International Friendlies 2022. PHOTO: FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE

True enough, Hong Kong showed their quality in the 12th minute when Forward and Woman of the Match, Lau Yun Yi, scored the opening goal and followed up with another goal in the 13th minute.

“It has been a long time since training and playing for the Hong Kong team, so I am very happy to have been able to score goals for Hong Kong after so long.” Lau Yun Yi commented on how she felt about her goals.

Singapore vs Hong Kong - Women’s ‘A’ International Friendlies 2022. PHOTO: FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE

Hong Kong Captain, Chan Wing Sze, joined the scoresheet in the 53rd minute by slotting the ball calmly past the keeper, bringing the score to 3 - 0.

In the 90th minute, Hong Kong substitute, Leung Hong Kiu Anke, headed the ball into the goal from a corner, resulting in the final score of 4 - 0 to Hong Kong.

Singapore vs Hong Kong - Women’s ‘A’ International Friendlies 2022, Post-match Press Conference with Hong Kong Women's Team Head Coach Jose Rambo and Woman of the Match Lau Yun Yi . PHOTO: SOCCER GIRL GOALS

“Due to the pandemic, the women’s game was stopped as we did not have a pitch to train. Coming back from the pandemic, I wanted to play more, but it is really difficult to secure the pitch,” Lau Yun Yi explained about the football scene back in Hong Kong.

Hence, all in all a good game played by Hong Kong, especially after not being able to train as a team for a long time due to covid.

Singapore vs Hong Kong - Women’s ‘A’ International Friendlies 2022. PHOTO: FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE

As for Singapore, with the AFF Women’s Championship coming right up for the Singapore Lionesses in July 2022, Head Coach Stephen Ng focused on fostering tactical flexibility in the players, for example having players who have typically been seen in midfield such as Putri Nur Syaliza and Nur Farhanah Ruhaizat featuring as wingbacks in the match up against Hong Kong.

As part of giving the players more exposure and allowing the players the experience of playing at a high intensity level, four Lionesses earned their international senior team debuts - Goalkeeper Nurul Haziqah Haszwan, defender Irsalina Irwan, and forwards Summer Chong and Claire Tay.

Head Coach Stephen Ng added that the team will be going in with a different game plan for the second leg of the friendly.

We look forward to seeing them learn from this experience and come back stronger on Leg 2 of the Women’s ‘A’ International Friendlies 2022 - Hong Kong vs. Singapore on Sunday, 26th June, 8pm GMT+8 Singapore time at Jalan Besar Stadium.

Upcoming games schedule for the Singapore Lionesses:

Women’s ‘A’ International Friendlies - Leg 2

Sunday, 26 June 2022, 8pm GMT+8

Hong Kong vs Singapore

Jalan Besar Stadium

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Monday, 4 July 2022, 4pm GMT+8

Singapore vs Malaysia

Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 7pm GMT+8

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Friday, 8 July 2022, 7pm GMT+8

Thailand vs Singapore

Sunday, 10 July 2022, 4pm GMT+8

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Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 7pm GMT+8

Indonesia vs Singapore

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