Metfone C-League and if they'd managed a victory over Naga Corp, they would've allowed Crown to win the title without playing. It was not to be. In fact, the military boys played their poorest game of football for a while and served the three points to Naga on a plate, mainly due to their inept marking of the league's runaway goalscoring machine, Julius Oiboh. He took just 14 minutes to break the deadlock when he collected the ball on the edge of the penalty box, easily sidestepped two defenders and precisely rolled the ball wide of Army keeper Sou Yaty and into the net. Confidence personified. It was like shelling peas for the Nigerian hitman as he took his season's tally to 26 goals. A couple of minutes later his 20-yard strike was palmed aside by Yaty and then another, on 35 minutes, had the best keeper in the league at sixes and sevens. Yaty failed to hold Oiboh's thunderbolt, Chin Chom pounced but was blocked by Yaty's recovery with Omogba Esoh then heading the loose ball wide from five yards out. Naga netted a second three minutes before the interval which Yaty won't be happy with. Esoh let fly from 25 yards out and goalkeeper dived to push it wide only for the ball to hit the foot of the upright and spin back over the goal-line. In time added on, Phlong Chanthou chipped the Army's best chance over the top.
After the break, it took the Army ten minutes to get back into the game, though Esoh had already whacked one against the woodwork at the other end. Pheak Rady got to the bye-line with one of his overlapping runs and Meak Chhordaravuth poked the ball home at the second attempt. Ten minutes later and Naga were back in front and the game was effectively over. Wayward marking allowed Julius Oiboh to skip past three defenders as he made progress from the half-way line and as he was about to shoot, Lok Sophorn whipped his standing leg from under him. Oiboh got up, dusted himself down and sent Yaty the wrong way from the penalty spot. Naga wrapped it up with a textbook cross from Meas Channa and a Teab Vathanak header from close-in on 78 minutes to make it 4-1 and keep alive their hopes of pipping Crown for the championship.