SEA Games: Filipinas edge Myanmar to take home football bronze

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Posted at May 21 2022 07:05 PM | Updated as of May 21 2022 07:48 PM

Sarina Bolden and Quinley Quezada helped the Philippines rally in the second half to beat Myanmar 2-1 on Saturday. Handout
Sarina Bolden and Quinley Quezada helped the Philippines rally in the second half to beat Myanmar 2-1 on Saturday. Handout

 1st podium finish for PH women's side in 1985 Games

 

The Philippine women's football team capped its campaign in the 31st Southeast Asian Games with its best finish in 37 years.

Trailing Myanmar at the half, Sarina Bolden and company turned things around after the break to pull off a 2-1 win for a bronze medal in women's football in Quang Ninh, Vietnam on Saturday.

The Filipinas rallied after Myanmar seized a 1-0 lead on Win Theigi Tun's penalty kick in the 23rd minute.

Bolden then struck the equalizer in the 73rd to get things going for the Filipinas, before Quinley Quezada clinched the winning goal in the 76th.

The Philippines entered the Games looking for gold, but they couldn't overcome Thailand in a 3-0 loss in the semis.

The last time the country medaled in SEA Games football was in 1985 during a 3-team single-round competition.