Monday, August 29, 2011

Chamnan's late winner

Kan Chamnan, Prek Pra's injury-time goalscoring hero, who just might've saved his team from relegation
There was a second game at the Olympic Stadium yesterday, albeit it paled into insignificance after Phnom Penh Crown beat Preah Khan to capture the Metfone C-League Championship for the second year running. Though for Prek Pra Keila it was just as good as winning the C-League title. Two points behind Chhlam Samuth, Prek Pra must've thought their hopes of avoiding relegation were slim when facing the National Police but an injury time winner from substitute Kan Chamnan brought them all 3 points in a shock 2-1 success and judging by the celebrations at the final whistle, they might just believe they can pull off a great escape. Mat Keilab scored one and missed an easier chance for Prek Pra just after the interval to give them hope, but that was cruelly dashed ten seconds from the end of normal time when Ly Arafine netted for the Police team. Prek Pra's Mat Hasan then wasted a glorious opening moments later but it didn't matter as Chamnan took his time to pick his spot two minutes into time added on. The pitchside celebrations said it all. In the deciding round of matches this week, Prek Pra face the Army on Wednesday and Chhlam Samuth meet Kirivong next Saturday. I don't expect either team to get anything out of those matches, so if that's the case then Prek Pra will stay up at Chhlam Samuth's expense, and Kan Chamnan might just get the freedom of the city.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulation!!! PrekPra !!!