The starting line-up for the Academy v CColt United. Back Row LtoR: Baraing, K Chhaya, Chanchav, S Samnang, Titchhy, Rozak; Front Row: Piphop, Noeut, T Chhaya, David, V SamnangAnother Saturday morning, another comprehensive victory for the Phnom Penh Crown Academy youngsters at their Tuol Kork home. Playing against a team two years older, the Academy youngsters, who are all 13 or under, handed out a 7-1 thumping to the U-15 boys of CColt United, one of the teams from the Cambodia Children's Organisation for Learning & Training. The CColt team turned up late so the Academy had already played half a game against the Crown U-16 team before taking on the late arrivals. Coach Bouy Dary has the luxury of putting out two 11-a-side teams in each half and their superior skill and ability was too much for CColt to handle. Vat Samnang with a solo effort and Kim Chhaya gave the Academy team a 2-nil lead at half-time. 2nd half goals came from Orn Chanpolin, Pov Punvuthy (2), Ken Chansopheak and Chhuot Senteang. CColt scored a last kick consolation goal. As I left the boys were just starting another game against the Crown U-16s. I think they could quite literally play all day. Photos to follow.
The Academy team that began the 2nd half. Back Row LtoR: Sopheak, Sovann, Senteang, Sakrovy, Chanpolin, Sovannaroth. Front Row: Phearath, Sodavid, Muslim, Chansopheak, Ponvuthy.