Sunday, November 7, 2010

Down the drain

The Khmer Select XI from France line-up on a very wet pitch before today's 9 minutes of action
Football returned to the Olympic Stadium this afternoon and promptly stopped again after just 9 minutes of the friendly game between the touring Khmer Select XI from France and Preah Khan Reach. And to be honest, they did well to play 9 minutes, in which time we saw a goal apiece, as the pitch was waterlogged after a thunderstorm emptied its persistent rainfall onto the pitch and though the match officials delayed the lick-off to give the game a chance, to call it off was definitely the right decision. Disappointing for the crowd, hoping to see what the Khmers of France could conjure up against one of the best of the C-League outfits, so they'll now have to wait until Wednesday when they play Naga and next Saturday (13th) when they face Phnom Penh Crown, both games at the Olympic Stadium (3.30pm start). No new faces for PKR, though we are still a few months away from the start of the Cambodian League or even the precursor to the regular season, the Hun Sen Cup. The rain misted up my glasses though it looked like Sam El Nasa headed PKR in front within a minute, with Boris Kok grabbing a leveller on six minutes after the ball stuck in a massive puddle. Let's hope that the rain stays away for their next two games. Update: The rain-spoilt game has been rescheduled for today, Monday, same place, 3pm. PKR ran out 5-1 winners.

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