PPCFC v AEUniv: Back LtoR: Dara, Sothy, Ary, Suhana, Da, Lika. Front: S Pheng, Borey, Sovanna, Sokumpheak, TinyYesterday's 2-1 victory over Western University was Phnom Penh Crown's fourth pre-season practice match in the lead up to the forthcoming Metfone C-League campaign. Crown have already played 4 games in the Hun Sen Cup but the three earlier friendly matches were essentially 'behind closed doors' games as coach David Booth sought to get a good look at players in match situations, that would form his squad for the new season.
They opened up with a 6-0 win over Chhlam Samuth on 15 December with 2 goals from Sos Suhana, 2 from Hok Sochivorn and a goal apiece by Khim Borey and Chhun Sovanna. The starting line-up consisted mainly of the club's trialists at that time. The PPCFC line-up was: Chamroeun (Oudom), Da (Dara), Rahan (Sovan), Srin (Lika), Seyha (Tiny), Sothy, Sovanna (Rathanak), Suhana (Sochivorn), Makara (Sokumpheak), Borey (Kimhor), S Pheng (Sophanal (H Pheng)).
The next practice match was a 4-1 success over Asia Euro University, again played at RSN Stadium, on 28 December. Sos Suhana netted another two goals and Sok Pheng and Hong Pheng also scored. The PPCFC line-up was: Ary (Oudom), Da (Sovan), Dara (Rahan (Vanthan)), Tiny (Seyha), Lika (Srin), Sovanna (Kimhor), Sothy (Sophanal), Suhana (Sochivorn), S Pheng (H Pheng), Borey (Rathanak), Sokumpheak (Makara).
The third friendly encounter was against the National Defense Ministry on 11 January. Crown ran out 4-1 winners with goals from Khim Borey, against his former club, Sok Pheng, Chim Rathanak and Ouk Sothy. The line-up was: Oudom (Ary (Chamroeun)), Da (Dara), Rahan (Vanthan), Seyha (Srin), Lika (Tiny), Sothy (Sophanal), Sovanna (Kimhor), Suhana (Rathanak), Borey (Sochivorn), S Pheng (H Pheng), Sokumpheak (Makara).
The Crown team that played in yesterday's 2-1 win over Western University at Tuol Kork was: Oudom (Ary), Dara (Rady), Seyha (Sophanal (Tiny)), Sovan (Chaya), Obadin (Lika), Sovanna (Dara), Sothy, Asonibe, Suhana (Makara), Borey (Samoeun), Sokumpheak (S Pheng). Sos Suhana again scored two goals.