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Sunday, July 24, 2011
BBU move into third
BBU move into 3rd place and meet leaders PPCrown next week
The football became secondary at the end of BBU's regulation 3-0 win over Prek Pra yesterday afternoon, but it all went wrong for Prek Pra at the start of the match. In the 12th minute, Prek Pra's goalkeeper Yok Ary left his area to tackle the rampaging Oum Chandara, he mistimed it and left referee Yien Kivatanak with no option but to produce the red card. The smallest keeper in the league, Sen Mansoth joined the proceedings as his replacement with Prek Pra reduced to ten men for the remainder of the game. Within six minutes BBU were in front when Nhim Sovannara's cross was deflected into the path of Chea Sophany and he made no mistake from close range. BBU stopper Hem Simay blocked Mat Hasan's attempted chip as Prek Pra offered up their best efforts but BBU netted their second on 37 minutes effectively killing off their opponents. Sovannara's cross was mis-kicked by Sos Hanafy at the far post and In Virak rifled in his shot off the underside of the crossbar. BBU settled it on the hour when Mansoth made a complete hash of a simple catch, leaving Nhim Sovannara with a tap in from five yards out. Prek Pra's frustrations on the field boiled over with a couple of bookings and in time added on they were denied a consolation goal when Maliki Rohan broke through four tackles but found Hem Simay too big to beat. That was the cue for the after-match disturbances with the crowd fury directed at the match officials, who took cover as water-bottles rained down from the main grandstand. Prek Pra remain rooted in one of the two relegation places at the bottom of Metfone C-league while BBU move into third spot, and play the league leaders next Saturday.
Prek Pra were reduced to 10 men early on and never recovered