Saturday, August 13, 2011

Police disinterested

The Army team who ran out easy 5-1 winners
Quite frankly, the National Police team never looked interested in this Metfone C-League match. With a $500 fine for walking off the pitch last week and forfeiting the game against Phnom Penh Crown, the Police team looked like they'd had the stuffing knocked out of them and provided only token resistance against an Army team that ran out comfortable 5-1 winners at the death. Army's Pov Phearith rattled the crossbar before Chin Chhoeurn took advantage of some nervous indecision by debutant teenage keeper Prak Mony Phirum to turn in Oum Kumpheak's cross at the far post for the opening goal on 18 minutes. A minute later the young keeper left his near post unattended and Phlong Chanthou or was it defender Say Piseth, got the final touch to Pheak Rady's center to squeeze the ball in for a 2nd Army goal. Two minutes before the half-hour and the Army were three goals in front, Phuong Soksana with all the time in the world to take the ball around Phirum and roll it into the net from Kumpheak's defence-splitting pass. The Police's only bright moment came a minute before the break when Man Ritavann turned in a loose ball that the Army failed to clear from a corner. Army keeper Sou Yaty made a strong one-handed save just after half-time before his teammate, Chanthou planted his header past Phirum for goal number four six minutes into the second half. With the match already decided, Chhoeurn nipped in ahead of the Police defence to add the finishing touch to Meak Chhordaravuth's cross on 71 minutes. Game well and truly over with the Army claiming the bragging rights against their Police opponents.
The National Police look as though they can't wait for the season to end

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