|PPCFC line-up v Army. Back LtoR: Schweingruber (coach), Pheng, Sothy, Srin, Rady, Seyha, Hasan. Front: Dani, Suhana, Ary, Makara, Borey - click to enlarge|
Twenty minutes after the break and Crown got the all-important opener. A neat interchange of passes allowed Suhana to thread the ball between defenders and Leng Makara kept his cool to slot the ball inside the near post. It would turn out to be his 2nd match-winning goal in as many games. A treble substitution gave debuts for trialists Yem Sochetra and Kiet Limty though the latter limped off ten minutes later. Vi Lika found space to get his head to Borey's free-kick but watched the ball roll inches wide. In the final two minutes, Army will kick themselves for missing two golden chances. Chhin Chhoeun rounded Yok Ary but rolled his shot into the side netting and then crossed for Khek Khemarin to head over the top from six yards out. The 1-0 victory went to Crown and deservedly so on the balance of play.
PPCFC line-up: Ary, Seyha (Da 70), Dani, Srin (Lika 85), Rady, Sothy (Sochetra 70), Hasan, Makara (Limty 70 (Pisa 80)), Pheng, Suhana, Borey. Subs not used: Seiha, Chamrouen, Kano, Phearun, Morslim. Bookings: Srin.
|Pre-match instructions from coach Sam Schweingruber|
|The Old Stadium changing rooms are open-air|
|Half-time breather for Khim Borey (left) and Mart Hasan|