0744 GMT August 19, 2018
Mes Sungun held the majority of possession against Thai Son Nam in a highly charged opening minutes in front of a packed crowd at the Gor Uny sports hall in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, the-afc.com reported.
However, Pham Duc Hoa broke free from his own half and his surging run on the right opened up Mes Sungun, with Pham pouncing on the opportunity to find the net from the top of the box in the fifth minute to put Thai Son Nam in the lead.
It was not long before Mes Sungun equalized, with Hossein Tayebi scoring with a cheeky backheel in the 10th minute following Saeid Taqizadeh’s pass.
Mes Sungun picked up the pace and Farhad Fakhim put the Iranians in front when he scored off a corner in the 12th minute.
Thai Son Nam found its way back into the game in the 18th minute when Tran Van Vu’s effort from the top of the arc took a deflection and into the goalmouth.
In the second half, Mes Sungun maintained its intensity and caught the opponent off guard to take the lead in the 23rd minute when Fakhim unleashed a powerful shot from the top of the arc.
Boosted by the goal, Mes Sungun moved effortlessly around the court and came close to scoring again in the 31st minute when Ali-Asghar Hassanzadeh’s shot from inside the box hit the crossbar.
With six minutes left, Thai Son Nam activated the power play with Nguyen Thanh Tin coming in for a five-pronged attack but they couldn’t break down Mes Sungun’s defense.
Hassanzadeh then scored a penalty in the 39th minute as Mes Sungun claimed the title with a 4-2 final score.