Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Crown clock up 12
In their second practice game in as many days, Phnom Penh Crown gave visiting Rithysen from Kompong Chhnang the courtesy of fielding an almost full-strength line-up at the RSN Stadium this afternoon. With Crown in the middle of preparation for their AFC President's Cup excursion to Tajikistan later next month, Rithysen felt the full force of players determined to impress head coach David Booth and ended up on the wrong end of a 12-0 thrashing. Sok Pheng, in a break from training with the Cambodia national team, netted four goals in a first-half during which Crown piled on the pressure, scoring seven without reply. Khim Borey, Emmanuel Frimpong and Sos Suhana also netted before the interval. After the break, two goals in two minutes from Suhana registered his hat-trick before Hong Pheng, Chhun Sovanna and Leng Makara joined the party with more goals to take the final tally to twelve. Crown line-up: Seiha (Ary 46), Rady, Seyha (Vanthan 46), Tiny (Lika 56), Sovan, Frimpong (Sovanna 67), Suhana, Borey (Sothy 70), Chaya (Makara 60), H Pheng, S Pheng (Dara 45). Prek Pra are next to face Crown, with a third warm-up friendly in as many days, at RSN tomorrow (Thursday) at 2pm. Playing for Prek Pra will be three Crown players, Koem Sophanal, Thourng Da and Ngoy Srin, who've been loaned out to the club to help with their attempt to win back their C-League place in the upcoming Division 1A championship, to take place between 4-19 September, with ten clubs vying for the two promotion places.