Subway Joeys stay top with ten-goal Cambodia victory

The Subway Joeys remain in top spot of their AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2023™ Qualifiers Group G following a 10-0 win over Cambodia in Shepparton on Friday night. 

An early own goal and strikes from Mitchell Glasson and Max Hately saw Australia out to a 3-0 lead at half time, before they surged with seven goals in the second half to secure another strong victory. 

Two days on from a resounding 23-0 victory over Northern Mariana Islands, Brad Maloney’s side picked up where they left off with a goal inside five minutes.  

It was Andriano Lebib who wheeled away celebrating, however his effort on goal was later adjudged to have taken a decisive touch off Cambodian goalkeeper Chongmieng Ron. 

There was no doubt about Australia’s second, as Glasson hammered one home on 13 minutes, before succumbing to an injury which saw him withdrawn after 36 minutes. 

His replacement Hately wasted no time making his mark, heading home with his first touch off the bench as Australia carried a 3-0 lead into the break. 

Having scored four goals on Wednesday night, Nestory Irankunda etched his name on the scoresheet four minutes into the second half, as the Adelaide United flyer rose highest to head home, before pulling out his trademark backflips in celebration. 

Three minutes later Andriano Lebib did register a goal to his name, crashing the ball home from close range. 

Quintal then cooly converted a penalty to make it six, before Hately bagged a brace minutes later. Substitute Campbell Dovison then scored off the bench for the second game running, and Quintal doubled his personal tally with a strike that deflected its way into the top corner. 

Miguel Di Pizio capped things off with arguably the pick of the bunch, curling home a late goal off the back of a slick team move. 

Following China PR’s 11-0 win over Northern Mariana Islands earlier in the day, the win saw the Subway Joeys remain on top of Group G with superior goal difference. 

The two nations meet on Sunday afternoon (3pm AEDT), with a draw or win enough for Australia to guarantee their place at the AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2023™. 

The six best runners-up from around the continent will also advance through to next year’s tournament. 


Cambodia 0
Subway Joeys 10 
(Ron (OG) 5′, Glasson 13′, Hately 36′, 73′, Irankunda 49′, Lebib 52′, Quintal 72′, 81′, Dovison 77′, Di Pizio 90′)

Date: Friday, 7 October 2022 
Venue: Shepparton Sport City Precinct 
Kick-Off: 7.30pm AEDT 
Broadcast: Live & Free on the My Football YouTube Channel
Match Attendance: 703 (Daily total: 924, Tournament total: 1,651)

Player of the Match: 9. Max HATELY 

Australia Lineup: 1. Anthony PAVLESIC, 2. Peter ANTONIOU ( 15. Zachary DE JESUS 62′), 3. Sotiri PHILLIS, 4. Andriano LEBIB (13. Jacob MCLACHLAN 62′), 7. Tiago QUINTAL, 8. Corey SUTHERLAND (16. Jaylan PEARMAN 60′), 10. Miguel DI PIZIO, 14. Andre PARKES, 21. Fabian TALLADIRA, 17. Nestory IRANKUNDA (20. Campbell DOVISON 60′), 19. Mitchell GLASSON (9. Max HATELY 36′) 

Substitutes not used: 5. Xavier SMITH, 6. Ryan KALMS, 11. Ayman GULASI, 12. Michael VONJA, 18. Gus HOEFSLOOT, 22. Lucas HERRINGTON, 23. Ben DUNBAR 

Yellow Card: Nil

Red Card: Nil

Group G Standings | AFC U17 Asian Cup Qualifiers 

PositionNationGoal DifferencePoints
1. Australia+336
2.China PR+206
4.Northern Mariana Islands-340