Monday, May 31, 2010

Top of the pile

Nuth Sinoun wears the number 10 shirt and that's how many goals he has to-date as the league's leading scorer
BBU, or Build Bright United to you and me, are top of the Metfone C-league. They are there courtesy of their latest win, a straightforward 4-1 success over bottom club Chhma Khmao, and will go into the mid-season break still on top if Naga fail to win on Wednesday. Yet coach Meas Sam Oeurn is down to earth about their season to-date and won't let success go to his head. He even talked about resting the league's top scorer Nuth Sinoun in the after-match press interview. Now just so that you know, Nuth Sinoun is now on 10 goals this season, one ahead of his nearest rival. He's a former Hello United, Royal Navy, Preah Khan Reach and national team striker. He's 25 years old but considered a veteran, so much so that his coach is talking of resting him. Incredible. Sinoun was on target again against Chhma Khmao with two goals. For his first, he strode through and finished with confidence a couple of minutes before the half-time break. And that was two minutes after Chhun Sothearath had chipped BBU ahead with a very neatly taken opener. For his 2nd, Sinoun, who surprisingly stayed on the pitch for the whole game instead of being rested, took an unselfish pass from Oum Chandara and sent a low drive into the far corner. Expertly taken I must say. That was a couple of minutes before the end and BBU sub Chan Sokunthina also scored after Chhma Khmao had registered a goal through Meak Chhordaravuth. But it was all too easy for the students of BBU, who with their lead at the top of the table have given their more-fancied rivals like Phnom Penh Crown and Naga something to ponder on.
BBU are the surprise C-League leaders as we approach the half-way point
Chhma Khmao are finding life very tough in their 1st season in the C-League and sit at the bottom of the standings

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