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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