After the break, a new look Crown line-up with just Odion Obadin and Tieng Tiny staying on the pitch, dominated their opponents. The Navy didn't manage a shot on target after the interval, but Crown were guilty of some wasted chances with Sok Pheng and Phoung Narong finding Pov Raksa in great shot-stopping form in the Navy goal, whilst Chea Virath, San Narith and Chan Chaya all fired wide when well-placed. Crown coach Bojan Hodak declared himself pleased with the improvement shown from their last game, with better passing on show, his players won their 50/50 tackles, they created lots of chances, though the finishing was not as good as he would've wished.
PPCFC line-up: Bunchhay (Visokra 45), Dara (Sovan 45), Sothearith (Vanthan 45), Tiny, Obadin, Sopanha (Narong 45), Sophat (Narith 45), Ratana (Virak 45), Rathanak (Virath 45), Njoku (Chaya 45), Sokumpheak (Pheng 45).
7 of the Crown squad - Bunchhay, Tiny, Sopanha, Narith, Borey, Sokumpheak, Pheng - will link-up with their Cambodian national team colleagues on Monday morning. The national team got together at the start of last week but Crown are in the midst of their important pre-season programme so decided to release their players for just the week leading up to the national team's friendly against South Korea's Ulsan University on Sunday 5th December. The national team are playing a series of practice matches against Cambodian league teams this month and met Kirivong this afternoon at Olympic Stadium, winning 2-nil. They are due to play Phnom Penh Crown on Friday 17th December at Olympic.
Crown striker Sok Pheng fires over the cross-bar in the 2nd half. The new dorms for the Academy are behind the action.
Assistant coach Vann Piseth translates the words of coach Bojan Hodak to the players before today's match