Sunday, August 31, 2014

Two games, two wins

PPCFC U-15s, back row, LtoR: Rafat, Sovannaroth, Chanmony, Panha, Sophara, Savey. Front: N David, Kakada, Chetra, S David, Piseth - click to enlarge

The Phnom Penh Crown Academy teams, at U-15 and U-17, took on the Rachana FC teams from Prek Kdam this morning at the BBU playing field in back-to-back friendly matches. The U-15s went first, recording a 4-1 success with Sin Kakada opening the scoring on 9 minutes before Mao Piseth waded in with a hat-trick of goals on 22, 42 and 44 minutes. The sides played two 35-minute halves. There were debuts for three new permanent faces in the Academy, having just arrived from Battambang, namely Chea Savey, Kie Rina and Vuth Sophara.

The U-17s then met an older Rachana team and found them harder to break down than the last time the two sides met, when Crown won 11-0. In fact only an Ouk Sovann penalty on 10 minutes, for a foul on In Sodavid, separated the sides at the interval. Though Chhuot Senteang will rue the five good chances he failed to register with. After the break, Sodavid netted a fine individual goal on 54 minutes, and Yeu Muslim tapped home after Vat Samnang's free-kick was spilled on 59 minutes. Two minutes later Mat Noron kept his feet to finish off a Sodavid pass, and on 69 minutes he measured his lob correctly after Orn Chanpolin found him with a lovely chipped pass. The final score was Crown Academy U-17s 5 Rachana FC 1.
PPCFC U-17s: Chanvuthy (S Samnang 46), Sovann (Phearath 46), Chhaya (Chansopheak 46), Titchhy (Sovann 76), V Samnang, Chanpolin, Sodavid (Rozak 74), Rozak (Piphop 46), Sakrovy (Noron 38), Ponvuthy (Senteang 74), Senteang (Muslim 46). Goals: Sovann ( 10 pen), Sodavid (54), Muslim (59), Noron 2 (61, 69).
PPCFC U-17s, 2nd half starters, back row, LtoR: Chanpolin, Sodavid, Noron, V Samnang, Titchhy, S Samnang. Front: Muslim, Chansopheak, Piphop, Ponvuthy, Phearath - click to enlarge

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