Saturday, July 9, 2011

Booth is pleased

Takahito Ota was happy to open the scoring in today's C-League game
David Booth presided over his 1st game in charge of Phnom Penh Crown this afternoon and declared; "I'm pleased that we won but we should have scored more goals." The English-born coach has had his players in training for just five days since taking over and with suspensions and injuries ruling out a few of the team's regulars, he will have been happy with the 1st half performance in particular, as Crown took the game to bottom of the table Rithysen. The fact that they only led 3-nil at the interval will call for some extra shooting practice in training I'm sure. They eventually ran out 5-0 winners to maintain their position at the top of the Metfone C-League table. The goals were spread around with Takahito Ota netting on 16 minutes, Suong Virak adding a 2nd on 21 minutes and Tieng Tiny scoring from the penalty spot six minutes before the break. Thul Sothearith stepped up for Crown's second penalty, and scored, on 70 minutes before Sok Pheng wrapped it up with 7 minutes left on the clock. More from this one-sided match later. In the afternoon's 2pm kick-off BBU surprised the Army, by inflicting a 3-0 defeat on the military side.

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