|ESPNsoccernet: ASEAN Championship|
BANGKOK, January 16 (Asean Football Championships) - Myanmar coach U Sann Win was left to rue his side's misfortune as a 0-0 draw with the Philippines saw them exit the Asean Football Championships on Tuesday.Myanmar, needing to win by a large margin to go through to the last four, finished third in Group A behind Thailand and Malaysia with three draws in three games and having scored just once. Sann Win's team had the opportunities to see off a determined Philippine team, with striker Si Thu Win hitting the post late in the game, but the plucky minnows held on to record a famous result. 'We were very unlucky,' said Sann Win. 'Our players must win but they were nervous and couldn't win. Sometimes you are unlucky. This is sport. We tried but we didn't win and we will have to try again. 'In the second half we were unlucky. We had many chances. It was 43 minutes of attacking and no scoring, just bad luck. There were no problems with the players. They tried hard and sometimes football is like this.' Despite picking up an unexpected point, Philippine coach Aris Caslib was frustrated his team did not collect more than a draw. With Myanmar pushing for the win, chances fell for substitute Alvin Valeroso while Jeffery Liman saw his well-struck effort just clear the crossbar early in the second half. 'We could have taken the match, but a lack of match experience against quality players might have been the reason for the draw,' he said. 'But I'm proud of the Philippine team. I think we are really moving forward and hopefully the young players will continue to serve the country the way they have today.' Goalkeeper Michael Casas made several important saves to allow the Philippines to earn their first point of the competition and put a positive sheen on what has been a disappointing finals appearance. 'It was very hard,' said Caslib. 'They had a lot of chances and we were fortunate that we were able to hold on and we have to recognise the performance of our goalkeeper, but the problem was that we were not able to maximise the chances we had. 'Our main target was six points and we were lucky enough to get one point today. The development of football in the Philippines is progressing and we have to nurture it and take our responsibility seriously.'