Metfone C-League games with Preah Khan Reach failing yet again to register their 1st win of the campaign, only drawing 2-2 with Kirivong Sok Sen Che y and to be honest, Kirivong probably just shaded it. However PKR have Khuon Laboravy in their ranks and their best player by a country mile, stepped up to the plate, yet again, to earn them a point, their third in three matches. In the 2nd game, referee Khuon Virak wanted to dominate proceedings and he ended up flashing 3 red cards and 10 yellow cards as the National Police team earned themselves the scalp of a sorry-looking Build Bright United, whose early season promise has well and truly evaporated. Police won 3-1 but Virak did his absolute best to spoil the game and the Federation have got to take a long hard look at their officials, as the boys in black are having way too much impact on games with their willingness to flash the card. I did hear that the clubs get fined for each caution and the money raised goes into the referee's end of season knees-up, or am I just being facetious.
The only event of note in the 1st half of the Preah Khan versus Kirivong encounter was the opening Kirivong goal on 41 minutes. In Vichheka sent Nelson Oladiji racing away and his well-taken drive from the edge of the box stretched the PKR net, as well as their patience as the whole team and head coach claimed the Kirivong striker was yards offside. Referee Tuy Vichhika was having none of it. PKR restored parity just a minute and a half into the 2nd period. Lay Raksmey's floated cross found the head of Khuon Laboravy, but his header struck the foot of the upright only for Tum Saray to turn the rebound over the goal-line. Kirivong refused to lie down and after Oladiji was thwarted by keeper Ouk Mic, he made no mistake on 63 minutes with a tap-in after Vichheka has weaved his way to the byeline and delivered an unmissable opportunity. An accidental clash with his own defender saw Kirivong keeper Khoum Makara stretchered off and within two minutes of his arrival, in the 73rd minute, his replacement Koun Thnou could only divert Laboravy's shot inside the post to make it 2-2. This time it was Kirvong's turn to protest at the absence of an offside flag, but to no avail. Both teams had a chance at the death when Oladiji was again denied by Mic and Prak Mony Udom had time to pick his spot but only managed to find the head of Bryan Edem on the goal-line instead. Laboravy raced clear again well into injury time but the tackle of the game by Touch Sokheng made sure the two teams shared the points.