Saturday, February 23, 2013

Jinya the difference

Wonderkid An Jinya (23) and compatriot Yasuyuki Yoshida (33) after today's win
There's a new wonderkid on the scene and he's all left-foot. Japanese-born An Jinya made his debut on the left side of midfield for National Police today and with two stunning free-kicks, tossed aside the efforts of Preah Khan Reach, as the Police ran out 5-1 winners in the Metfone C-League. With Jinya doing the damage at one end, his compatriot Yasuyuki Yoshida at the other, kept out PKR with reaction saves of the highest order from Phany Ratha and Khuon Laboravy. Just after the half hour Jinya showed his ability with a curling dead-ball strike from 22 yards out. A minute and a half later he was on hand to tap home after Sar Sophea missed a cross and Srey Udom's header set up his new teammate. PKR's distant hopes of salvaging something went kaput when Nen Sothearoth was red-carded for two bookable offences seven minutes into the 2nd half. With 70 minutes gone, Jinya stepped up to arrow in another free-kick, from similar distance, sending a warning to every club in the league with his dead-ball accuracy. Laboravy grabbed a consolation from close-in but Police came back with Tith Dina and Srey Udom netting another couple of goals within as many minutes. Udom's was a 30-yard chip after Sophea had erroneously thrown the ball against Dina's legs and the ball sat up perfectly for Udom to profit. On this form, Police will be as big a threat as they were last season. In the earlier kick-off at Olympic Stadium, Asia Euro University looked to be heading for their first win when BBU upset the apple cart with a leveller four minutes into time added on. Kao Viso stole in for a header at a corner. AEU were gutted, leading through Sary Mathnorothin twelve minutes after the break, when he raced onto a long ball and caught Sos Proshim napping on his line. In the game at the Army Stadium, Boeung Ket made it three wins in three, with a late 2-1 win over Kirivong. The Takeo-team had released six players in midweek but looked to be heading for a surprise win when goals from George and Ohuruogu stole the points for the Rubbermen.
National Police will be happy after a 5-1 thrashing of PKR

Back to the drawing board for a disconsolate Preah Khan Reach in unfamiliar blue

AEU will be kicking themselves they didn't close out the win

BBU left it til the 4th minute of injury time to equalise


Latt Channdara said...

I am told that Jinya is Korean

Andy Brouwer said...

LC, I was told by a Japanese friend that he has Japanese parents but has played in South Korea. I'm sure we'll find out soon enough. He was certainly the main difference between the two teams.