|PPCFC v Chonburi, line-up, back row, LtoR: Chanvuthy, Chanpolin, Chanchav, Senteang, Titchhy, Sovann. Front Row: Sakrovy, Baraing, Ponvuthy, Sodavid, Phearath - click to enlarge|
For their final ACT game of the season, the PPCFC Academy were looking to do a lot better against the competition favourites Chonburi here in Thailand, after losing 8-3 at home last week to the same opponents. Ouk Sovann was a whisker away from giving PPCFC the lead when his free-kick struck the top of the upright. Chonburi did exactly the same when Paidaen rolled his shot against the post. On 32 minutes the home team went in front through the head of substitute Theeraphat Niyomrit, which proved to be the game's only goal. After the break, Chhuot Senteang was a constant threat and it needed two good full-length saves from Chonburi keeper Philakhlang to stop him from equalising. At the other end Kung Chanvuthy was also in great form, producing three saves of high quality to keep his team in the hunt. A handball in the home team's penalty area was waved aside by the match referee as Crown never gave up the fight and gave the group winners a run for their money.
Full match report to follow.