Thailand had the goal from Supachai Chaided right at the hour mark to thank for their first win in Group B of the AFF Vietcombank Under-19 Championship when they beat Laos 2-1 in an earlier match that was played across town at the Hang Day Stadium.
Worachit Kantaribumphen’s 26th minute lead for Thailand was cancelled out by Laos’ Maitee in the 43rd minute.
“We missed too many chances in the first half and I am not happy with the performance today,” said Anuruck Srikerd, the head coach of Thailand.
“We have to be better in the next game.”
In the other game of the group B, Australia were made to slog before they were able to pull off a lucky 2-0 win over a resilient Cambodian side in evening match when Indonesia could not make a triumphant return to youth football in ASEAN when they fell to a 3-2 loss to Myanmar in their opening game.