Saturday, May 19, 2012

Army implode

Preah Khan, 2-1 winners with their three foreigners in the starting XI
Preah Khan moved into 2nd spot in the Metfone C-League with a fortunate 2-1 win over the Army at Olympic Stadium this afternoon. With three African players down the spine of their team, after they played last term and most of this without a foreign player in sight, Preah Khan have abandoned their Khmer-only policy and they hope it will give them the edge in this season's race for the championship title. Both teams missed a couple of chances before Army took the lead through Phoung Soksana fifteen minutes from time. They then promptly, and carelessly, lost Neth Veasna to a second bookable offence. This gave PKR the lift they needed and Lay Raksmey finished off a bout of head-tennis with the leveller four minutes from time. PKR missed some clear-cut openings before they finally cracked it, two minutes into time added on when Khek Khemarin unwittingly diverted David Njoku's mis-hit shot past his own keeper. Four minutes into the five added on by referee Neang Sorithya and Army keeper Um Vichet recklessly caught Prak Mony Udom as he sped into the box and was immediately red-carded. Sou Yaty took the gloves and pulled off a great save to halt Njoku's spot-kick as the referee called time on Preah Khan's 4th straight win. In the afternoon's second match, I found it hard to stay awake as Build Bright made heavy weather of a 1-nil win over Western University. The goal came on the stroke of half-time when Pech Sina stooped to head in Chhun Sothearath's free-kick. The only other note I made was a 2nd yellow, followed by a red card, for Western's Yoeu Soeukirin.
The Army line-up, a mite unlucky to lose against Preah Khan

Referee Neang Sorithya having trouble controlling his tossing

BBU, 1-0 winners over Western University

1 comment:

Andy Brouwer said...

Bad news for PKR skipper Sok Rithy who has gone under the surgeon's knife in Vietnam to fix a long-standing leg injury and will be out of action for at least a couple of months.