|PPCFC 1st half. Back Row LtoR: Obadin, King, Sokheng, Ary, Hutchinson, Da. Front Row: Srin, Sosela, Sokumpheak, Borey, Pheng - click to enlarge|
Early on a corner fell to Touch Sokheng and his shot was deflected for another corner, while a Khim Borey drive was held by the AEU keeper. On the thirty minute mark, Kouch Sokumpheak fed Neou Sosela and his neat back-heel saw Thourng Da rampaging down the right flank to the byeline, with Sokumpheak on hand to steer home his inch-perfect cross. 1-nil to Crown. As Schweingruber made two changes, AEU broke down the left flank and Yok Ary's finger-tip touch to the cross was powered in by a diving AEU head to level the scores just two minutes later. A minute later and Ary flew across his goal to touch a shot wide, while Talevski's long-range effort was easily held by the AEU stopper. All change at half-time perked up Crown and within four minutes Leng Makara got to a Turdera chip only to steer the ball wide of the target. Ouk Sothy's low drive was easily held before Talevski was denied a goal with a keeper's block after Turdera's intelligent through ball on the hour. A few minutes later and Turdera sent his header the wrong side of the upright from Keo's center. With Crown in control, Turdera's first-time chip from all of thirty yards sailed agonizingly wide of the post, after Kok Boris had spotted the striker in space. Turdera was determined to get on the scoresheet but another hopeful chip from 35 yards out cleared the cross-bar by a foot. With changes galore, the rhythm faltered and apart from a wayward drive by Mak Phearun and a grass-cutting shot from Obi, neither side seriously threatened the scoreboard.
PPCFC 1st half: Ary, Da, Pheng, Srin, Obadin, Hutchinson (Molina 22), Sokheng (Sothy 39), Sosela (Talevski 31), Sokumpheak, Borey, King (Turdera 31).
2nd half: Chamroeun (Soksela 67), Sarak (Lika 81), Keo (Panha 85), Boris (Seyha 75), Vichheka, Sothy (Obi 69), Pisa (Dara 85), Molina (King 60 (Tola 81 (Ratana 88))), Makara (Phearun 81), Talevski (Boran 75), Turdera (Morslim 81).
Booking: Pheng. MOTM: Vichheka - assured defensive performance. Goals: Sokumpheak (30).
|PPCFC 2nd half. Back Row LtoR: Boris, Chamrouen, Molina, Talevski, Keo, Turdera. Front Row: Sarak, Sothy, Makara, Pisa, Vichheka - click to enlarge|