Myanmar have defeated Australia 1-0 in the semi finals of the AFF Women's Championships in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

A 50th minute goal from Yee Yee Oo was enough for Myanmar to win through to the final on Sunday with the Young Matildas set for the 3/4 Play-off.

Australia started the match under immediate pressure from Myanmar with the defence forced to work overtime.

Teagan Micah was called upon in the 7th minute to palm away a back post header from Hin Moe Wai.

Two minutes later the custodian was in the action once again, this time forced into a sharp save after Phu Pwint Khaing tried an effort from distance.

On the back foot, Emma Checker was next to come to the rescue as she made a clearance off a shot/cross from Naw Wer Phaw.

Myanmar's pressure began to subside and in the 21st minute Australia had their first sight of goal but Beattie Goad was unable to get enough purchase to trouble Mya Ngon.

Natalia Tobin and Alex Chidiac began to gain midfield possession as slowly Australia wrested a little control.

But the 38th minute saw another scare with Wai inches from turning a cross for the opening goal. The Young Matildas held on to go in even at the break.

Myanmar again pressed early in the second half with a crossbar saving Australia and denying Yee Oo.

However, it was only a small reprieve as a minute later Yee Oo met Wai's cross to break the deadlock.

Five minutes going behind Chidiac was brought down on the end of the area. Harrison attempted to curl in the free kick but it fell easily into the arms of Ngon.

Yee Oo almost had a second in the 62nd minute when she latched onto Micah's short pass out. It was relief for the normally reliable goalkeeper as the shot rolled just wide.

Substitutes Princess Ibini-Isei and Kobie Ferguson began to make their presence felt as Australia increased the tempo.

Harrison and Goad combined in the 72nd minute with the latter's effort turned away for a corner.

The Young Matildas pressed for an equalizer and in the 82nd minute they went close to finding it.

The impressive Chidiac produced a weaving run before firing only to see her goalward bound strike kiss the crossbar.

Four minutes later Harrison and Chidiac combined to release substitute Jordan Baker but Ngon was out just in time to smother Baker's shot.

Ibini-Isei was next to try and tee up Baker with a cross in additional time. Again Ngon was out just in time and, time finally ran out for the Young Matildas.

They now await their opponent for the 3rd place playoff with Vietnam taking on Thailand in the second semi final.

Match Details

Australia       0

Myanmar      1 (Yee Oo)

8 May 2015

Kick off: 7.00pm (AEST)

Thong Nhat Stadium

Australia line up: Teagan Micah, Monique Iannella, Emma Checker, Ellie Carpenter, Angela Beard, Natalie Tobin (Kobie Ferguson 65'), Sunny Franco (Jordan Baker 82'), Amy Harrison, Alex Chidiac, Beattie Goad, Olivia Price (Princess Ibini-Isei 55')

Young Matildas’ Squad

Jordan BAKER (Western Sydney Wanderers), Angela BEARD (Brisbane Roar), Ellie CARPENTER (FNSW), Emma CHECKER (Melbourne Victory), Alex CHIDIAC (Adelaide United), Emily CONDON (Adelaide United), Gabrielle DAL BUSCO (Perth Glory), Julia DE ANGELIS (Canberra United), Kobie FERGUSON (NNSW), Sunny FRANCO (Brisbane Roar), Beattie GOAD (Melbourne Victory), Brooke GOODRICH (Brisbane Roar), Amy HARRISON (Sydney FC), Monique IANELLA (Adelaide United), Princess IBINI (FNSW), Kally LEWIS (NNSW), Annabel MARTIN (VIC), Teagan MICAH (Brisbane Roar), Chloe O’BRIEN (Western Sydney Wanderers), Panagiota PETRATOS (FNSW), Olivia PRICE (Sydney FC), Natalie TOBIN (Sydney FC)

Young Matildas’ Results

Thailand 0  -  3 Australia (Harrison 53’(p), Goad 77’, Checker 83’)

Australia 1 (Ferguson 59') - Laos 0

Australia 7 (Baker 9’/29’, Ibini 26’, Condon 32’/60’, Chidiac 42’, Price 56’) - Indonesia      0