|Crown line-up: Back LtoR: Obadin, Sothy, Lika, Tarley, Seiha, Dara. Front: Asonibe, Borey, Suhana, Sokumpheak, Sovan|
With storm clouds gathering overhead, the second half began and Crown's Ouk Sothy had a low drive scrambled away at the near post and Borey headed over from the resulting corner. Friday netted his hat-trick goal on 70 minutes after the Crown backline gave him too much room and four minutes later Boeung Ket sealed the result with their fourth, courtesy of a diving header by Chukwuma Ohuruogu. Kingsley Njoku headed over when well-placed and Crown knew it was not their day when Sokumpheak's 25-yard free-kick thundered back into play off the crossbar. A couple of minutes from the end and the match blew up, as it had been threatening to do with some weak refereeing throughout. Njoku fended off Phoeun Saorum and Lar Pichseyla decided to take matters into his own hands, aiming a flying karate-kick at the Crown striker's midriff, causing players from both sides to threaten an escalation. Order was quickly restored and the final whistle blown, but Boeung Ket need to get control of Pichseyla, already dismissed in this season's C-League for a disgraceful challenge that could've ended someone's career. As for the match itself, it was no holds barred throughout - a first-half tackle by Sin Dalin on Asonibe was x-rated - and Crown needed to test some of their players with three missing from their league game against the Army on Wednesday through suspension, namely Pheak Rady, Tieng Tiny and Sok Pheng. With a 4-1 reversal, coach David Booth will have some food for thought.
PPCFC line-up: Seiha, Dara, Sovan, Lika (Vanthan 46), Obadin, Sothy (H Pheng 68), Asonibe, Suhana, Tarley (Njoku 46), Borey, Sokumpheak.
|Waiting for a corner to come|
|This free-kick from Kouch Sokumpheak rattled the cross-bar|
|Samreth Seiha gets some advice from coach David Booth before the match|
|Team talk for the starting XI|
|Three of the squad's younger players are interviewed on camera by Aman|