Saturday, July 21, 2012

A win is a win

Crown coach David Booth looks ahead to the game

Phnom Penh Crown head coach David Booth wasn't exactly blown away by his team's 5-1 demolition of Chhlam Samuth this afternoon. But then again, when is any coach really happy unless his team has just won the league championship or cup final. For Crown, they remain a point behind their biggest rivals for a spot in the Super 4 play-offs, but have played two games more than Boeung Ket. With just four games left to play, Crown have to win all of them and rely on Boeung Ket losing matches in their run-in, which looking at it on paper, is unlikely. Immediately after Crown's success this afternoon, this is what David Booth had to say: "For the first thirty minutes I thought we struggled to play the way I wanted us to play. I wonder if we put too much pressure on them to play a certain way at times. I thought the referee was absolutely abysmal today, absolutely awful. He booked three of our players for nothing. We knew the goals would come if we persevered - as the half went on we put pressure on at the right time, got in behind them and got two tap-ins. We had to change it in the second half. After fifteen minutes we hadn't had a shot on goal. We needed to push on more than we did. It was okay, overall it was a better performance but nothing to go crazy about. A win is a win and five goals is always welcome."
Tieng Tiny leads out PPCFC in red v Chhlam Samuth

Khim Borey (7) behind Kingsley Njoku (20) - Crown's goalscorers this afternoon

Referee Chuop Visal speaks to Tieng Tiny at the toss-up

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