Thursday, December 15, 2011
Crown on trial
Phnom Penh Crown got their pre-season practice matches off to a good start, as they build up towards the Hun Sen Cup competition that will kick-off in January. Not only did they beat Chhlam Samuth 6-0 in this afternoon's friendly encounter at Crown's RSN Stadium, but they started the game with an almost full complement of trialists, all of whom coach David Booth reported "did very well." More of the club's established players took over later on to complete the game and the positive scoreline. Hok Sochivorn grabbed a couple of goals, Khim Borey got on the scoresheet and three goals were scored by unnamed trialists. The club gave no advance notice of the game, effectively making it a behind-closed-doors game. Most of the trialists have been training with the club this week after impressing in open trials the club put on last weekend. The club is looking to bolster its squad after last week releasing no less than six experienced players for disciplinary reasons following their AFC President's Cup Final appearance in September.