Victorians Help Joeys to Winning Start at AFF U-15 Champs

Three Victorians helped Australia’s 2019 AFF U-15 Championship campaign in Chonburi, Thailand, get off to a winning start on Sunday, with Trevor Morgan’s youngsters claiming a 3-1 win over Cambodia.

Jai Curran-Nicholls (Glen Eira FC), Massimo D'Argenio (Moreland Zebras) and George Karvounis (Melbourne Victory) all represented their nation for the first time as the Joeys raced to a 3-0 lead at the break.

D’Argenio netting the opener for Australia after 12 minutes, and Daniel Helweh showing good composure to finish chances in the 25th and 36th minutes respectively.

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The Joeys got their AFF U-15 Championship campaign off to a winning start

Midway through the second stanza Australia conceded a penalty. The resulting strike was originally saved by custodian Jack Warshawsky, however an unfortunate deflection off an Australian defender led to Cambodia pulling a goal back.

The Joeys will play their second match at the tournament on Tuesday afternoon (local time) against Laos. Laos suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat to hosts Thailand on Sunday in their first match, which was played shortly after Australia’s opener.

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Next up for Trevor Morgan's side is Laos on Tuesday evening

Upcoming Matches | 2019 AFF U-15 Championship | Chonburi, Thailand

Laos v Australia
Date: Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Location: IPE Chonburi Stadium 1, Chonburi, Thailand
Kick-off: 3.00pm (local); 6.00pm (AEST)

Australia v Malaysia
Date: Thursday, 1 August 2019
Location: IPE Chonburi Stadium 1, Chonburi, Thailand
Kick-off: 3.00pm (local); 6.00pm (AEST)

Australia v Thailand
Date: Saturday, 3 August 2019
Location: IPE Chonburi Stadium 1, Chonburi, Thailand
Kick-off: 6.00pm (local); 9.00pm (AEST)

Brunei Darussalam v Australia
Date: Monday, 5 August 2019
Location: IPE Chonburi Stadium 2, Chonburi, Thailand
Kick-off: 3.30pm (local); 6.30pm (AEST)