Monday, January 27, 2014

Army gift 3 goals

Army's all-Khmer team went down meekly 3-0 to NagaCorp
Besides Phnom Penh Crown's 4-0 win over AEU under the Olympic Stadium floodlights yesterday, the only other Metfone C-League game was NagaCorp's meeting with the Army. Naga must've felt that Christmas had come around again very early as the Army defence gave away three very large presents within the first thirty minutes, and that was effectively that, as there were no more goals in the rest of the game. Naga keeper Samrith Seiha tipped one onto the cross-bar early on before his team took the lead on 9 minutes. Army dallied and failed to clear, leaving new recruit Jang In Yong to open up his Naga account. Three minutes later a howler from Um Vichet between the Army sticks allowed a Tieng Tiny header to go between his legs as Tiny made sure by forcing the loose ball in. The Army's misery was compounded on 26 minutes as Vichet came and got nowhere near a cross, which one of his own defenders headed into the empty net. It was a shocking half hour for the military men, who gave a better account of themselves after the break, but by then the damage was well and truly done. They will hope to do better against Phnom Penh Crown next weekend. Army, alongwith AEU and Kirivong are the only teams to have begun their season without overseas foreigners in their line-up. All three teams lost. Naga had a South Korean (In Yong), Japanese (Masahiro) and a wideman from Guinea (Barry) in their line up.
NagaCorp scored 3 in the first half-hour and that was it against Army

AEU had keeper Mak Theara to thank for keeping the scoreline down to 4-0 v PPCFC. They have no foreign players in their squad.

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