Monday, April 29, 2013

Academy beat themselves

PPCFC Academy 2. Back Row LtoR: Titchhy, Senteang, Sodavid, Soksela, Sovann, Chanpolin. Front: Chansopheak, Nuron, T Chhaya, Muslim, Phearath.
Saturday morning saw the match of the day in the Cambodia Football Development League U-16 competition as the Phnom Penh Crown Academy came face to face with itself. The league leaders, Academy 2 were up against the 2nd-placed team, Academy 1 at the club's RSN Stadium. There was little to choose between the sides for much of the first half besides an opening goal after five minutes for Academy 2. Mat Nuron squeezed in a cross from the bye-line and Yeu Muslim was on hand to poach a goal from close range. In the first minute after the restart Chhuot Senteang crashed a shot against the cross-bar whilst keeper Keo Sokseyla at the other end, pulled off a great 1-handed save from Vat Samnang's free-kick. Academy 1 went down to 10-men when Choun Chanchav limped off and Academy 2 increased their lead 20 minutes into the second period. In a repeat of the first goal, Nuron set up Muslim, who tucked his shot inside the post. Svang Samnang in the Academy 1 goal pulled off a great double save to deny Senteang and Muslim, but could only parry Senteang's last minute shot, which the striker followed up to give Academy 2 a 3-0 victory, and bragging rights for the rest of the week.
PPCFC Academy 1. Back Row LtoR: K Chhaya, S Samnang, Ronaldo, V Samnang, Baraing, Chanchav. Front: Rozak, Piphop, Ponvuthy, David, Noeut.

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