Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Army hit Wat Phnom for six

Joint top of the table with 10 points from 4 games, Ministry of National Defense
I forgot it was Visak Bochea Day today, a Buddhist holiday and therefore I had an afternoon off work, so I was able to get along to the midweek Metfone C-League match at Olympic Stadium afterall. Only 1 game today and it was a walk in the park for the Army team - Ministry of National Defense - who gave Wat Phnom a good hiding in the first half, took their foot off the gas a bit and ended up winning comfortably 6-0. It could've been 16-0 to be honest. And Army skipper Khim Borey, returning after injury, had one of those games where he wasn't going to score (again) in a month of Sunday's, despite opening the scoring with less than 2 minutes on the clock. It sounds a bit double-dutch but I'm sure you know what I mean. His goal had a touch of fortune when he hit it from 25 yards and instead of the keeper taking it easily into his midrift, he lost the flight of the ball and it arrowed into the net at the near post. Two minutes later Borey missed a sitter in front of goal and that was how the rest of his game panned out. Fortunately his teammates were on a scoring streak. Suong Virak netted twice in as many minutes - the Army had netted three times in the first 8 minutes - Phuong Soksana turned in a neat flick and Thong Oudom scored after the ball struck him in the face from an overhead clearance by a defender. 5-nil at the interval and all one-way traffic as the scoreline suggests. After the break the Army stopped doing the simple things that brought them their 1st half success, particularly down the flanks, and the game petered out into boredom and multiple substitutions. Late on, Soksana steered in another neat effort from a Borey cross to finish it at 6-0 and a job well done by the all-Khmer Army team that is bubbling with confidence at the start of this season and joint top of the table. On the bench today they had at least 7 players who would walk into most other teams including Samreth Seiha, Nov Soseila and Oum Kumpheak and on their current form they will give anyone a run for their money this season.
Wat Phnom felt the full force of the Army team on full manoeuvres
Back from injury, Khim Borey (7) leads out the Army line-up followed by keeper Sou Yaty (22)
Army striker Phuong Soksana scored two well-taken goals today and is improving with each game

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