Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Out on their ear

Final words from the coach before Crown step over the line
Phnom Penh Crown were dumped unceremoniously out of the Hun Sen Cup this afternoon, by a clinical and workmanlike performance from old foes Preah Khan Reach. Three schoolboy howlers by Crown in the first-half left them with a mountain to climb and the final minute 4th was just another kick in the teeth that left Crown battered and bleeding with a 4-0 deficit. It wasn't a pretty sight, as Crown exited the cup competition at the quarter-final stage for the 2nd year running. It's certainly a wake-up call for the new-look team, who found themselves up against well-drilled opponents, who didn't take any prisoners, as they look set to hold onto the cup they won last term. As he left the pitch, Crown coach David Booth said; "Three mistakes, three goals. It's as simple as that." It was Booth's first defeat against domestic opposition since his arrival eight months ago. More from the match later.


Anonymous said...

No surprise with the result. PPC must make a lot of change to the current squad if it want to defend its c-league title.

Anonymous said...

Ravy ran the show! PKR are an experienced well-drilled outfit and were too good for the new-look PPC side. Where was Borey?...sitting in the stands...what a travesty!

Andy Brouwer said...

Whilst its obviously disappointing to go out of the cup at the QF stage (as we did last year), it showed that we need to do a lot more work before the start of the league campaign. The team has only been together for 5-6 weeks, and it was exposed as such against a team like PKR. PPCFC have no divine right to win all their games, and nor does the coach. he knows the size of the task ahead of him.
As for the Borey situation. Its a stain on the reputation of football in general that the FFC can act in such an underhand way.