Unbeaten Yadanarbon go top after handing Yangon first loss

Yadanarbon moved top of the Myanmar National League on Sunday after keeping alive their unbeaten start to the season and inflicting a first defeat on Yangon United with a 1-0 win.

Following a goalless first half at the Bahtoo Stadium, Edison Fonseca continued his terrific scoring streak by netting his sixth goal in five games in the 75th minute.

The strike was enough to hand Yadanarbon all three points, which saw them overtake their previously-undefeated opponents into top spot.

Nay Pyi Taw are up to second on the table after cruising to a 2-0 win over GFA at the Bogyoke Aung San Stadium on Monday.

Aung Kyaw Naing opened the scoring for Nay Pyi Taw in the 55th minute, before doubling his and his side’s tally six minutes later to wrap up the win and condemn GFA to a fifth consecutive defeat.

Zeyar Shwe Myay are level with Nay Pyi Taw on 12 points but are third due to their inferior goal difference, following a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Manaw Myay.

Zaw Lin Tun fired them ahead at the Monywa Stadium on the half-hour mark, before Chukwuazu Chidibiere added a second in the 59th minute.

Manaw Myay managed to pull one back eight minutes after the hour mark thanks to a Ibrahim Ouattara effort, although Zeyar Shwe Myay ultimately held on for maximum points.

Saturday’s only game saw Magway come from a goal down to beat Kanbawza 3-1 at the Thuwunna Stadium.

Tihomir Zivkovic had fired KBZ ahead after just five minutes, but the hosts pulled level when Emmanuel Medengue netted in the tenth minute.

Medengue then grabbed his second of the game in the 58th minute to put Magway ahead, before Sylla Mansa struck seven minutes from time to put the result beyond doubt.

Zwekapin United ended a three-game winless run in fine fashion after claiming a 4-0 triumph over Chin United at the Thuwunna Stadium on Sunday.

Amiobi broke the deadlock after just eight minutes, before a penalty from Gnosian ensured Zwekapin entered the break with a healthy lead.

Japanese import Takamatsu Kentaro then notched his third goal in as many games to all but end the contest in the 55th minute, although there was still time for Zwekapin to grab a fourth through a Nyi Nyi Min strike eight minutes after.

Finally, Monday’s other game saw Southern Myanmar strike late to hold Ayeyawady United to a 1-1 draw.

Ayeyawady had edged ahead after Sasa Rankovic netted a minute before the hour mark, but Yan Naing Htwe struck eight minutes from time to earn Southern Myanmar a share of the spoils.

Saturday’s Myanmar National League Results

Magway 3-1 Kanbawza

Sunday’s Myanmar National League Results

Zeyar Shwe Myay 2-1 Manaw Myay

Chin United 0-4 Zwekapin United

Yadanarbon 1-0 Yangon United

Monday’s Myanmar National League Results

Nay Pyi Taw 2-0 GFA

Southern Myanmar 1-1 Ayeyawady United


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