Thursday, February 2, 2012

Crown wallop Kratie

Kouch Sokumpheak moments after completing his 10-goal haul this afternoon
Full match report to follow but the news is that Phnom Penh Crown beat Kratie 16-0 in their first Hun Sen Cup match of the new season in Group D. Kouch Sokumpheak scored 10 of them including two penalties, young sub Leng Makara came on to score a hat-trick in his first appearance, with further goals from Sok Pheng, Khim Borey and Chhun Sovanna. Crown led 6-0 at the interval and did a thoroughly professional job on a crap surface at the Army Stadium. David Booth declared himself pleased with his team; "We scored early on, which helped to settle us. Apart from the pitch, I was pleased with our performance, as we kept running, kept passing and kept working hard for each other. We made lots of chances, and scored lots of goals which always helps to build up confidence. We had a lot of new players playing today. I want to win every game and its important to find out if the new players can play under pressure. Today we did well." More later.


Anonymous said...

ten goals? Crown didn't have to prove they can beat a minnow. he should have been taken out after the first half to save his legs for a crunch schedule. 16-0 is no sportsmanship.

Andy Brouwer said...

This is cup football, no room for taking it easy just because the opposition are not as good as you. The coach was adamant to his players before the game and at half-time. I want us to be hungry and if we score a few goals, keep going, do not hold back. As for Sokumpheak, the coach left him on as he'd missed some training recently (cuz if his wedding) and wanted him to have a good run out.
Does that explain it for you?