Thursday, June 24, 2010

Crown move into top spot

2-goal Uche Prince Justine (right) with Phnom Penh Crown coach Apisit Im Amphai
I don't want to say, 'I told you so', but Phnom Penh Crown moved to the top of the Metfone C-League yesterday afternoon with a 3-2 win over relegation-threatened Prek Pra Keila and things are looking ominous for the rest of the league when you consider Crown's strength in depth compared to the other squads. They chopped and changed the line-up again yesterday from the team that banged nine past Chhma Khmao, though found Prek Pra a more difficult proposition than they might've expected. Chan Chhaya netted a goal for Crown in between two for Uche Prince Justine to give them a commanding three-goal advantage at the break. A strike from Sos Souhana just after the restart and another from Mat Hasan had Crown in a bit of a lather but they held out to take the points and move above Naga on goal difference. Crown's is 29, Naga's is 18. They are both on 25 points after 11 games. In a re-run of last season, Prince Justine has again taken over at the head of the race for the Golden Boot award with 14 goals and we're only just past the half-way point in the season. Expect a lot more goals from The Prince, as the focal point of the Crown attack.

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