BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE national under-22 football team suffered their third consecutive defeat in as many games at the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur after slipping to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Laos yesterday.
Both teams were already out of contention for a semi-finals berth in Group A entering the matchup at the UM Arena Stadium.
After a goalless first half, Phithack Kongmathilath bagged a hat-trick with goals in the 64th, 72nd and 86th minutes.
Brunei will close out their campaign against Singapore tomorrow night.
The other game yesterday saw Malaysia storm into the last-four with a 3-1 victory over Myanmar at the Shah Alam Stadium.