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Singapore fail to qualify for women’s hockey final

Singapore’s women’s hockey team lost 1-0 to Thailand at the Sengkang Hockey Stadium last night to end their chances of entering a gold-medal match with Malaysia.

They will instead fight for bronze with Indonesia on Friday.

The Thais took the lead through Tikhamporn Sakunpithak in the ninth minute and it proved to be enough as they held on for a crucial win.

Thailand have it all to do against Malaysia in Friday’s final though, after losing to the same opponents 4-0 in the preliminary stage.

Indonesia defeat the Philippines to move ahead of Singapore

Indonesia beat the Philippines 2-0 at the Jalan Besar Stadium yesterday to move ahead of Singapore into second place in Group A on goal difference.

Evan Dimas Darmono netted a first-half double for a comfortable win that put them three points behind Myanmar.

Singapore now need a win against Indonesia in their final group match tomorrow to secure a semi-final slot alongside Myanmar, who are already through.

In a Group B game yesterday, Laos beat Timor Leste 3-2 at Bishan Stadium, although the result mattered little as both teams are out of the running for the semis.

Thailand beat Vietnam for petanque mixed doubles gold

Thailand’s petanque mixed doubles pair of Sarawut Sriboonpeng and Nattaya Yoothong clinched top place at the Padang yesterday.

They proved too strong for Vietnam’s Thi Huyen Tran Ngo and Thach Lam Tran in the final, comfortably winning 13-4.

Beaten semi-finalists Laos and Cambodia settled for bronze.

Singapore’s duo of Cheng Zhi Ming and Nur Izzati finished outside of a podium place after winning two and losing six out of eight matches.