Home suffer loss in AFC Cup return

Home United could not enjoy a winning return to the AFC Cup after going down 1-0 to Yadanarbon FC at Mandalarthiri Stadium on Wednesday evening. 

Aung Thu’s solitary goal in the first half proved to be the difference and Home will regret not putting away the chances that came their way throughout the game.

The Protectors were comfortable in possession for the majority of the game, although they barely threatened the hosts’ goal.

They paid for that just before the break came, as Myo Ko Tun darted past Sirina Camara and his cut-back managed to find Aung Thu, who calmly slotted home from close range

They paid for that just before the break came, as Myo Ko Tun darted past Sirina Camara and his cut-back managed to find Aung Thu, who calmly slotted home from close range.

Home came out a much-improved side after the break and could have drawn level on a few occasions.

Stipe Plazibat had a go from distance but his shot lacked venom while Shamil saw his shot curl wide too.

The best chance of the game fell to Faris Ramli as he used his pace to get away from two defenders and let fly from inside the box but his shot came off the bar instead.

Home continued to mount the pressure on Yadanarbon and came close once again, only for goalkeeper Pyae Lyan Aung to deny his close-range toe-poke.

That proved to be Home’s last chance of the game as their first AFC Cup appearance since 2014 ended in defeat.

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