The second half was more of the same, as Crown dominated possession, passing the ball around at will and keeping Kirivong in their own half. That is except for two occasions after the break. Nine minutes in, In Vichheka saw Peng Bunchhay's desperate lunge and made sure his leg was touched leaving referee Tuy Vichhika with no choice but to point to the penalty spot. Nelson Oladiji blasted his spot-kick against the crossbar and then tucked in the rebound, but without another player touching the ball, the referee was right to cancel out the goal and the celebrations. The only other shot on target from Kirivong came five minutes from time, with Bunchhay scrambling across his goal to push out a drive from Ouk Thon. Those two incidents aside, it was all Crown. A minute after Oladiji's effort was chalked off, Sovannrithy was denied a second headed goal by Song Dara's goal-line clearance, Sokumpheak toe-poked one wide, headed another off target and then substitute Sok Pheng made a real hash of a great chance at the far post from Sopanha's cross. With ten minutes to go, Njoku looked likely to find the net, sidestepping two defenders and the keeper, only for Sok Va to get back to deny him with a last-ditch block. Three minutes later, the Nigerian looked destined to finish with a tap-in at the far post from Sok Pheng's deflected cross, only to completely miss the ball with his head inches from the goal-line and upright. The game ended with Crown in control, giving coach David Booth his sixth win in as many matches and needing just two more victories from their remaining three games to win their 2nd successive C-League championship.
Crown line-up: Bunchhay, Dara, Sovannrithy, Tiny (Sovan 82), Sothearith, Narith, Ota, Sopanha, Chhaya (S. Pheng 67), Njoku (Ratana 90), Sokumpheak. Subs not used: Visokra, Vanthan, Sophat, Nwafor, Sophanal, Sochivorn, Ratahanak, H Pheng. Bookings: None.
Crown line-up. Back Row LtoR: Sovannrithy, Dara, Ota, Tiny, Sopanha, Bunchhay. Front Row: Sokumpheak, Njoku, Narith, Chaya, Sothearith