Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ononiwu keeps the flag flying

Julius Ononiwu on the mark again to take his tally to 23 goals
Kirivong kept alive their slender hopes of making the Super 4 play-offs in the Metfone C-league season's climax with a 4-2 win over nearly doomed Wat Phnom this afternoon. Two goals apiece from the league's top marksman Julius Ononiwu, who took his tally to 23 goals, and Vietnamese speed-merchant Tran Cong Danh was enough to scuttle Wat Phnom, who netted 2nd half goals through Ry Phearoeun and Henry Asonibe. Kirivong still need to beat Prek Pra and hope that Preah Khan lose their final games against the Army and Phnom Penh Crown. Wat Phnom will lose their C-League status unless they can get something from their final match against the current league leaders Naga, whilst Prek Pra must lose their two games against Khemara and Kirivong.

The Metfone C-league enters its penultimate weekend of the regular season on Saturday when a real humdinger pairs leaders Naga against 2nd placed Phnom Penh Crown, who lie 7 points adrift. In the second match Saturday, BBU can guarantee their play-off spot with a win over already-relegated Chhma Khmao. On Sunday Preah Khan can also book their play-off place if they beat the Army, while Prek Pra might just save themselves with a favourable result against Khemara. This weekend promises to make the picture a lot clearer - personally I don't expect Kirivong to make the play-offs and I believe Prek Pra will retain their C-League spot. Let's see if I'm right.

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