Thursday, April 22, 2010

Baby-face is the key

2-goal baby-faced striker Heng Sokly faces the press for his ex-team Phuchung Neak last season
Yesterday's Metfone C-League match between the moneybags of Phnom Penh Crown and the newcomers from Prek Pra Keila didn't go according to plan. With a match-up against Khemara at the weekend, Crown chose a 2nd string strength line-up - at least 10 regulars were missing - and despite two goals from stand-in striker Heng Sokly in the first twelve minutes, they just about scraped a 2-1 win against the pointless newbies. Not the cricket score I predicted, but not anywhere near a full-strength Crown line-up either. Great to see Heng Sokly take his chance with two goals as the youngster caused quite a stir playing for relegated Phuchung Neak last season and deserved the step-up to one of the better teams. He'll have his work cut out getting a regular starting place in the Crown team ahead of The Prince, Chan Chhaya, Keo Sokngorn and others, so this won't do him any harm at all. I hate missing games but a dodgy stomach kept me in the office and near the loo. Probably too much infomation.
Youthful striker Heng Sokly in the colours of his new team, Phnom Penh Crown

No comments: