Monday, March 11, 2013

Hat-trick for U-16s

PPCFC2 starting line-up. Back Row LtoR: Sodavid, Sovann, Soksela, Senteang, Chanpolin, Titchhy. Front: Phearath, Muslim, Nuron, T Chhaya, Chansopheak - click to enlarge
The match of the day in the Cambodia Football Development League on Sunday morning at RSN Stadium was the crunch game between the Phnom Penh Academy 2 team and Preah Khan Reach in the U-16 competition. The week before PKR had beaten the Academy 1 team and were out to make it a double. They were in for a rude awakening. It took just 26 seconds for Chhuot Senteang to send a 25-yard drive into the top corner for the opening Academy goal. Four minutes later and In Sodavid tapped in a Senteang pass for number two. PKR scored from a dubious penalty award but a minute before the break, Senteang blocked a goalkeeper clearance and Mat Nuron rolled the loose ball into the net. Yeu Muslim hit the post with a chip before Senteang made the game safe nine minutes into the second half when he challenged the keeper on the edge of the box and rounded him to score with ease. A match of the day worthy of the tag with the Academy 2 boys winning 4-1. In the earlier game, the Academy 1 team beat Prek Kdam 4-0 with Mat Sakrovy on fire, scoring all four goals, with three of them coming in the second-half. The third Crown team in the U-16 comp, the community boys under Kouch Sokumpheak, made it a hat-trick of wins with their first success, 2-1 against Rising Stars. In the U-12s the PPCFC 1 team went down 5-1 to PKR1 under the watchful eye of their new coach, ex-Cambodian U-16 girls player Srey Teav.
PPCFC 1 team. Back Row LtoR: Sakrovy, Beut, Chanchav, S Samnang, Baraing, K Chhaya. Front: Piphop, Rozak, V Samnang, Ponvuthy, David

The PPCFC 3 community boys team, 2-1 winners on the day at U-16

Srey Teav with the PPCFC 1 and 2 U-12 teams - click to enlarge

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