Monday, August 13, 2012

Fully deserved

Final instructions to his team by coach David Booth (in hat)
Phnom Penh Crown coach David Booth was fairly upbeat after watching his side dominate for long periods during their 3-1 Metfone C-League success against the Army yesterday at Olympic Stadium. "We had a lot of problems this week with injuries and suspensions, so all credit to the boys. I thought we worked hard, we had quite a young team especially when we finished the game, and you tend to hope that the youngsters will put that little bit of bite and spirit into the game. We had maybe seven players who've not played regularly, so we did okay. It was hard work today as we gave away a really sloppy goal, and if we didn't give that away, we would've gone onto win the game quite comfortably. At 2-1 it kept the game tight and a little bit anxious. I thought we played some decent football around their box at times, we were on top and I think we fully deserved the win today. I was pleased for Hong Pheng. He's played a couple of games and didn't score, so it was nice for him to get a couple of goals today."
In the second C-League game played yesterday afternoon, BBU showed their fighting spirit to hold Super 4 qualifiers Preah Khan Reach to a goalless draw, though it could've been different if Pech Sina for the students had remembered his shooting boots, whilst PKR's expensive import from Vietnam, Bologun Olawale is having a torrid time in front of goal and was unable to find the net with half a dozen attempts. There are two matches this coming Wednesday, with NagaCorp facing BBU, who were without their talisman skipper Dan Ito for yesterday's encounter, and Boeung Ket meet Kirivong.
Khim Borey (7) and his team in the tunnel before the game

Khim Borey with the captain's armband

Getting ready for the handshakes

The pre-match huddle on the sidelines

The Army line-up before the start

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