Sunday, August 1, 2010

PKR win match but no friends

PKR's 3-1 win sealed their berth in the C-League play-offs
Preah Khan Reach were in a bit of danger of not making the Metfone C-League play-offs but their 3-1 win over the Army this afternoon finally booked them a place. However, the game ended in chaos after an over-reaction from the Preah Khan bench to a needless kick by one of the Army players. The PKR coaches and team management raced onto the pitch and had to be held back by some of the players, as age-old animosity between the two teams boiled over. PKR are effectively the military police team and the Ministry of National Defense, well they are the Army. But it was handbags at five paces to be honest and shouldn't detract from the game. PKR won and deservedly so. However, it was the Army who drew first blood when Khim Borey rolled the ball under PKR stopper Ouk Mic on 25 minutes though PKR levelled just after the half-hour when Samreth Seiha kept out a Khuon Laboravy header but Chea Samnang poked in the loose ball. Seven minutes after the break, PKR took the lead and never looked back. A thunderbolt from Devide Njoku crashed in off the underside of the cross-bar, giving Seiha no chance. Army had a couple of close shaves but Khuon Laboravy scored his 15th of the season on 75 minutes to settle the result in PKR's favour. He took a pass from Sam El Nasa in his stride and floated a peach of a shot over Seiha from 20 yards out. The game's sixth booking came in added on time for a needless kick by To Vanthan that ignited the shoving and pushing that accompanied the referee's final whistle.
The Army line-up will want to forget the 2nd half of the campaign
PKR (left) and the Army enter the arena for this afternoon's game
This advertising hoarding stands at the entrance to the Olympic Stadium, where all the league games are played

1 comment:

GADAFFI said...

Hi andy,
did you notice that the teams on that bill board are not the present squad players in the current MCL. Can someone tell the FFC that such a show is not a good advertisement for the league if they keep misinforming people in this manner