Sunday, April 3, 2011

From the bench

Twice Phnom Penh Crown led in their opening Metfone C-League game of the season yesterday against Preah Khan, and twice they were pegged back as the teams fought out a 2-2 draw. For Crown head coach Bojan Hodak, it was an important lesson. "Mentally, we scored a goal and then sat back. We don't yet have the mindset and know-how to kill a game off. We had more possession in the early stages but Preah Khan had more of the ball in the 2nd half. We had the much better chances, I think we had 14 shots to their four or five and of course the referee didn't give us any decisions. Preah Khan didn't surprise me, they have some good young players and our teams will probably be the best two teams, but we shall see. A crucial moment for us was the loss of Ty (Sovannrithy) as we had to make an unplanned change and he was playing well. He has a knee injury though it's too early to tell how bad it is. Kingsley, Tiny and Narith are also feeling knocks after the game."

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