Sunday, July 20, 2014

Friendly success

PPCFC XI, back row, LtoR: Srin, Gibbs, Bosma, Oliveira, Kim, Boris (capt). Front: Sosela, Pisa, Soksela, Suhana, Sokheng - click to enlarge
Result: Phnom Penh Crown XI 6 TriAsia XI 3 (Friendly).

On a sodden RSN Stadium pitch on Sunday morning, a Phnom Penh Crown XI were too strong for TriAsia B in a practice match for players who didn’t appear in the C-League matches yesterday. Crown also gave games to three players who’ve been training with the team in recent days – strikers Koen Bosma, Joey Gibbs and Danish defender Franck Bodjo. Jeongho Kim opened the scoring on 35 minutes when he finished off a Koen Bosma free-kick that the keeper couldn’t hold. Dutch striker Bosma gave Crown a two-goal lead a minute later when he drove home from a Rafael Oliveira pass. Two minutes after the break, Australian Joey Gibbs poked into an open net after Ly Morslim’s shot was saved, and five minutes in, Bosma cracked in his second from Neou Sosela’s pass. TriAsia responded with two goals, the first a penalty before Bosma recorded a hat-trick on the hour with another competent finish. A pass by Gibbs and a strong run into the TriAsia box by Kok Boris, saw the defender score with a clean strike on 77 minutes, while TriAsia netted another late penalty to end the proceedings. 
PPCFC line-up: Soksela, Pisa, Srin (Bodjo 46), Boris, Kim, Sokheng (Dara 66), Suhana (Morslim 46), Oliveira, Sosela, Bosma, Gibbs. Goals: Kim (35), Bosma 3 (36, 50, 60), Gibbs (47), Boris (77).

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