Asian Games hockey: Bangladesh beat Singapore 2-1
Singapore's hopes of finishing just outside the continent's big six teams took a hit, when they fell 2-1 to Bangladesh in Group A of the Asian Games hockey tournament at the Seonhak Stadium earlier.
Bangladesh are ranked 30th in the world and seventh in Asia, with Singapore - ranked 36th in the world and 10th in Asia - and looking to make a climb up the world ladder.
Solomon Casoojee's men looked assured and in control of the game in the opening quarter, but fell behind to two second quarter Bangladesh goals.
The first saw the Singapore backline go to sleep, leaving three green shirts facing goalkeeper A Suresh in the fifth minute.
Pushkor Khisa did not need a second invitation, slotting home at the near post after receiving Krishno Kumar Das' pass into the D .
A Khorshadur penalty flick four minutes later saw the Bangladeshis double their lead.
While Singapore were placid in the third quarter, they came out stronger in the final period, pulling one back with a well worked penalty corner routine just two minutes in.
Tan Yi Ru pushed the ball into play, then slotted in at the near post as the ball was worked back to him.
Despite throwing everything and the kitchen sink at the Bangladesh goal, Singapore could not find a break through.
They will play their final group fixture against Japan on Thursday.