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Malditas score breakthrough draw against Myanmar in SEA Games debut

The Malditas forced Myanmar to a draw for the first time ever. Mia Montayre/PFF
By Ivan Saldajeno

BINAN--The Philippine Malditas accomplished a huge result to start their campaign in the Southeast Asian Games women's football competition, holding Myanmar to a goalless draw on Tuesday night at the Binan Football Stadium.
In fact, the Malditas, playing in front of a huge crowd that mostly cheered for them, were actually on pace of even taking the win.

The Malditas attempted nine shots, six of which were on target. Claire Lim's long range effort was the nearest they came to the goal as her shot hit the top post before bouncing out of the field.

This is the first time a Philippine women's football team took a point from Myanmar all time.

Earlier in the night, Vietnam and Thailand fought to a draw of their own with both teams netting a goal each.

Duong Thi Van put Vietnam up front with a goal just before halftime, but Tannekarn Dangda saved the day for Thailand with her equalizer in the 88th minute.

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