|PPCFC v Lao Toyota, back row, LtoR: Titchhy, Chanpolin, S Samnang, Senteang, K Chhaya, Sovann (capt). Front Row: Ponvuthy, Noeut, Sodavid, Baraing, Piphop - click to enlarge|
Academy coach Bouy Dary was able to select his strongest line-up for this away match in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. A crowd of 2,022 watched at the National University Stadium, including a continegent of supporters of locally-based Cambodians. The match-winning goal came courtesy of substitute Yeu Muslim with just three minutes of the match remaining, from Suon Noeut's right wing cross. It was Crown's second success on the road in three matches, having also claimed victory in China on the opening day of the campaign. Coach Dary's view at the final whistle; "I think our desire to win was the difference. We dominated the first half and we should have scored a few goals in the half. In the 2nd half I changed a few players for tactical reasons and the boys showed tremendous fighting spirit, which is why we deservedly won the game."
PPCFC Academy v Lao Toyota: S.Samnang, Noeut, K Chhaya, Baraing, Sovann, Chanpolin, Sodavid (Chanchav 90), Piphop, Titchhy (Chansopheak 63), Ponvuthy (Rozak 86), Senteang (Muslim 69). Subs not used: Chanvuthy, Phearath, Sakrovy. Bookings: None. Goal: Muslim (87)