Saturday, March 5, 2011

PKR go through

Sok Rithy stood tall in defence and netted one of the PKR goals in their 4-nil win
I think I'll ignore any sneaking feelings I have in future after Preah Khan Reach swept away Naga Corp in the first of the Hun Sen Cup semi-finals, making a mockery of my pre-match prediction. Preah Khan will be cock-a-hoop after their 4-0 success with Golden Boot awardee Khuon Laboravy netting twice in the 2nd half after goals from Sam El Nasa and Sok Rithy had given them the interval lead. It was a pretty dull affair but you won't find PKR worrying too much about that. To be honest I kept nodding off during the game and it was all PKR after Sam El Nasa bent down low to head in a Tum Saray cross after just three minutes. Naga made two changes before the interval but to no avail as Sok Rithy headed PKR two-up three minutes before the interval, nodding in a Prak Mony Udom free-kick. Khuon Laboravy had a quiet first-half but he came alive after the break as Naga got tired and left themselves exposed at the back. Lay Raksmey sent Laboravy away and he whacked in his 2oth goal of the Hun Sen Cup competition on 68 minutes. Twelve minutes later he was on his bike again, outpacing everyone else and firing past Mak Theara for goal number 21. Moments earlier he had a perfectly good goal chalked off by a linesman who wasn't up with play. The final action of the day involved Rithy, who pulled back Chim Chom as he broke through, but stayed on the pitch as the referee incredulously produced only a yellow card. Naga hit the bar with the final kick of the game but by then they were well and truly demoralized and well-beaten.
The young legs of Preah Khan were simply too quick and strong in the cup semi-final
Naga Corp never got going in the semi-final against PKR
Om Thavrak leads his Naga Corp team out for the semi-final, alongside PKR's Sam El Nasa
2-goal star Khuon Laboravy meets the tv cameraMembers of the Preah Khan team salute their fans after their 4-0 success


Anonymous said...

Andy, can you predict next match between PKR and BBU?

I think that BBU will beat PKR.

Good luck,

Andy Brouwer said...

Haha, I'm not sure anyone should listen to my predictions. I got the semi-finals 50% right with BBU going through.
Since you ask, for the final I would expect Preah Khan to triumph. they seem to have the bit between their teeth early in the season and they have a good young squad, with a couple of old-timers keeping the young legs in check like Mic and El Nasa. Laboravy is scoring goals for fun so my money would be on PKR...all 500 riels of it!