Monday, March 18, 2013

More Academy victories

The PPCFC Academy 2 team. Back LtoR: Chanpolin, Sovann, Sodavid, Soksela, Senteang, Titchhy. Front: Phearath, T Chhaya, Muslim, Nuron, Chansopheak.
The two Phnom Penh Crown Academy teams recorded victories in the Cambodia Football Development League on Sunday afternoon, as they brought down the curtain on no less than eleven youth matches at the RSN Stadium in Tuol Kork at U-12, U-14 and U-16 age levels throughout the day. Just a few weeks ago, up to 300 youngsters were not playing regular competitive football, but they are now. And they are loving it. You just have to see some of the goal celebrations to know that. The Academy 2 team maintained their winning record at the top of the U-16 table. They beat Prek Kdam 4-2 despite going behind. Chhuot Senteang equalised from Orn Chanpolin's pass, and two minutes later Yeu Muslim slotted home after Senteang's initial shot was blocked. In the second half, Ken Chansopheak was felled and Sraing Titchhy netted from the penalty spot. Senteang wrapped it up with another cool finish from Long Phearath's cross. In the preceding game, the Academy 1 team had put the PPCFC 3 community team in their place, 3-1, after they went behind to an own goal, headed in by Seut Baraing. After the interval, the Academy stepped on the gas and Baraing saved face by putting a penalty in the top corner, after Pov Ponvuthy was fouled. Ponvuthy then raced clear to finish and Mat Sakrovy wrapped it up, but only after the same player had his spot-kick saved, awarded for a trip on Nop David. In the morning CFDL games, the PPCFC 2 U-12 team came a cropper, losing 13-0 to Prek Kdam. In the U-14 games, both PPCFC teams fought gallantly before going down to defeat. PPCFC 2 lost 2-1 to Young Wolf and PPCFC 1 just couldn't pull back the deficit against SSCA 1, losing 4-3.
The PPCFC Academy 1 team. Back Row LtoR: Piphop, Sakrovy, Baraing, S Samnang, Chanchav, K Chhaya. Front: V Samnang, Noeut, Ponvuthy, David, Rozak.

The PPCFC 3 Community team in the U-16s competition

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