In my absence, the one midweek Metfone C-League game played saw Preah Khan Reach defeat Kirivong 2-1 at Olympic Stadium in what was an ill-tempered game. Referee Chy Samedy is new to the panel this season and was in the spotlight after this game, in which he dismissed three. Rain left the playing surface underwater, again, and Kirivong took the lead from the penalty spot just before the break, through Em Phanna, in controversial circumstances. PKR wouldn't let it go and their irate coach was banished to the grandstand. Soon after both teams lost a player to a red card after PKR's Moul Daravorn and Kirivong's Touch Sokheang took a dislike to each other. PKR took better advantage of the situation and netted twice, through Sok Chanraksmey and David Njoku, to put the result to bed and move into 3rd spot.
The fixtures for the coming weekend pair up Preah Khan Reach (a win would take them to 2nd spot) with the Army for the early game on Saturday, followed by BBU v Western University. On Sunday, National Police can overtake NagaCorp at the top if they beat Kirivong in the 4.30pm start. The first game will see Chhlam Samuth trying to stem the Rubbermen of Boeung Ket.