|Ryan Guy (13) who was outstanding, skates past Touch Pancharong|
A minute into the restart and a wayward Chhoeun cross was tipped over by Herrick but Guam remained on top, with Guy showing Cambodia what they were missing without a striker on the pitch, he was easily man of the match, and Cunliffe striding around midfield like a colossus. Travis Nicklaw let loose with a 30-yard free-kick which Yaty held onto low down. With his formation ineffective, Lee threw on Chhunly Pagenburg just before the hour and soon after, a low drive by Chhoeun was pushed out by Herrick and the German striker was crowded out of getting a shot on goal. But it proved too little too late on 68 minutes as Guam deservedly extended their lead. Cunliffe sped past his marker on the left and sent an inviting ball across the face of goal for Guy, only for defender Sok Sovan to stick his leg out and divert it past a helpless Yaty for an own goal. That was effectively that as Guam closed the game out, with only a Chan Vathanaka half-volley which went wide, causing any ripple of interest. A flurry of bookings and substitutions followed and in time added on, Chhoeun sent an effort wide when well-placed, which summed up Cambodia's dismal afternoon. Guam had proved too strong a nut to crack but to play for nearly an hour without a striker speaks volumes of the South Korean's approach as he goes into a SEA Games competition next month, where he knows all of his opponents will be as good or better than Guam. I fear the worst. You should too.
Cambodia v Guam: Yaty, Pancharong, Samoeun, Sovan (Tiny 76), Rithy (Piseth 76), Khemrin (Sothearath 46), Soksana, Suhana (Vathanaka 67), PM Udom, Chhoeun, Saray (Pagenburg 57). Subs not used: Sophea, S Udom, Vannak, Dara, Sokngon, Pheng.