|PPCFC v CMAC, back row, LtoR: Sodavid, Titchhy, Senteang, Chanpolin, Sovann, Mesa. Front: Noeut, Ponvuthy, Baraing, Rozak, K Chhaya - click to enlarge|
In their final practice game ahead of next weekend's opening Asia U-16 Champions Trophy match in China, the Crown Academy gave the CMAC team a footballing lesson. Orn Chanpolin struck the post early on with a penalty kick after a handball but Seut Baraing made no mistake with a fiercely-struck free-kick from distance on 12 minutes. Despite a CMAC leveller, In Sodavid played in Sraing Titchhy and he fired in on 19 minutes. Pov Ponvuthy provided the pass and Chhuot Senteang provided the exquisite chip over the keeper to make it 3-1 on 36 minutes. Three minutes later, Ponvuthy's strike went in off the cross-bar. 4-1 at the break. Thirteen minutes into the 2nd half and Ouk Sovann came up with another of his trademark specials, a dipping 25-yard free-kick over the wall and into the corner. Three minutes later, Sodavid's shot took a deflection on its way in. On 73 minutes, Titchhy set up Senteang for his second and he collected his hat-trick goal with the final kick of the match, finishing off a pass from Vat Samnang.
Full match report to follow.