Sunday, December 2, 2012

2nd December beaten on 2nd December

PPCFC starting XI. Back LtoR: Seyha, Pisa, Makara, Rady, Kano, Chamrouen. Front: Sothy, Morslim, Suhana, Phearun, Borey
With their second game in as many days, Phnom Penh Crown were able to give their whole squad a good run-out this weekend, wrapping it up with a 4-0 success over local team Pii Thnou (2nd December) at RSN Stadium this afternoon. Three first-choice players including captain Khim Borey started this afternoon's match, the rest of the starting line-up were players who didn't get much or any game-time in the 4-2 win over the Senate yesterday. In goal for 2nd December was ex-Crown stopper Hong Visokra and he was the busiest player for much of the match as Crown took the game to their opponents. Fifteen minutes in, with Visokra having already saved one-handed from Leng Makara, Borey shaped up to take a penalty kick, awarded for handball, when the referee changed his mind and gave an offside. Minutes later he wiped out a run and neat finish by Sos Suhana, again for offside. On 23 minutes, Crown got the ball in the net and this time it counted. Ly Morslim sent a tempting cross into the box and Makara stuck out a foot and directed the ball inside the far post. Visokra was required to keep out efforts from Makara, a double-save from Hong Pheng and Chhom Pisa and stood tall when Pheng broke clear and found the goalkeeper standing in his way just before the break.

Five minutes after the restart, Crown surged further ahead as Ouk Sothy's precision pass split the defence and Chhom Pisa sprinted clear, rounded the keeper and slotted into an empty net. Visokra picked up where he'd left off, keeping out efforts from Sothy and Bin Thierry but had no chance when Pheng confidently dispatched a penalty kick on 66 minutes, given for a trip on Thierry. Two minutes later, Thierry's whipped free-kick from wide right had Visokra scrambling at the foot of his post, but he could only manage to push the ball into the path of Makara, who tapped home gleefully. The chances kept coming for Crown. Sothy skipped past four players only to see his drive pushed aside by Visokra, with Pheng smacking the loose ball against the upright. Thierry was keen to get his name on the scoresheet, after netting his 1st goal the day before, but his target practice was just off with three shots from outside the box going agonizingly wide. The game ended with Crown registering an easy 4-0 success.
PPCFC v 2nd December: Chamrouen (Ary 46), Kano (Da 76), Phearun, Seyha (Srin 58), Rady, Sothy, Pisa, Suhana (Thierry 55), Morslim, Makara, Borey (Pheng 27). Bookings: None.
Hong Pheng concentrates as he scores from the penalty spot

Right winger Ly Morslim takes aim at goal


Steven W said...

Andy is the Pii Thnou club from division A1 or A2....or lower level?

Andy Brouwer said...

I don't believe they are in either division. They are are a local Phnom Penh team who play in the Soccer League competition.