|PPCFC v SVR, back row, LtoR: Samnang, Sovannaroth, Chanchav, Chhaya, Noeut, Baraing. Front: Chanmony, Chetra, Piseth, S David, Rozak - click to enlarge|
Crown's U-15 Academy boys needed to win to make sure of collecting the Yamaha Challenge trophy and they did just that with a great comeback after Svay Rieng took a 4th minute lead. SVR had their keeper Samnang Devid to thank for keeping them ahead, as he saved Kim Chhaya's penalty seconds before the interval and continued to thwart Crown after the break. On 42 minutes Mao Piseth, the tournament's top scorer with 7 goals, headed Crown level and Chhaya put them in the lead with a 30 yard free-kick that sailed over the keeper with 4 minutes to go. Captain Seut Baraing made sure of the victory with another 30-yard free-kick that bounced over the keeper to earn the Crown U-15 Academy team the first-ever Yamaha trophy. More to follow.