|PPCFC U-15s, back row, LtoR: Samnang, Safy, Chetra, Savey, Panha, Kakada. Front: Chanmony, Punlork, Piseth, S David, Pisoth - click to enlarge|
The younger Academy boys suffered a rare defeat this morning in their Water Festival practice match against Daniel FC at RSN Stadium. Daniel are better known for their indoor five-a-side Tiger Street exploits and lost 8-3 when they met the older Academy boys. Playing 3x30 minute periods, Daniel survived a stro9ng start by the Academy with Sin Kakada and Mao Piseth both going agonizingly wide before Daniel scored a minute before the break. Three goals in the second period put the visitors firmly in control, with the third goal from the penalty spot after a trip by Yem Chetra. The start of the third period saw the start of Crown's fightback. Piseth gave Chriv Sokundavann the space to pick his spot with a neat chip for their opening goal on 62 minutes. Two minutes later and Piseth won a tackle and set up Nop David who rolled in the Academy's second. Both Piseth and Kakada were denied as Crown went in search of more goals, and then Piseth failed to score with a 1-on-1 as they threw everything into attack. It cost them when Daniel broke quickly to score a fifth. On 83 minutes Piseth was again the provider as Davann fired into the far corner, with Kakada being denied moments later. Daniel made sure of their success with two more breakaway goals in the final two minutes, to register a 7-3 win, and a rare defeat for the U-15 Academy boys.
PPCFC U-15s v Daniel: S Samnang (Rafat 31), Chanmony (Piseth 61), Chetra (Pisoth 79), Safy (Sovannaroth 37), Savey (Safy 61), S David (Davann 37), Punlork (S David 70), Pisoth (Rina 37 (Savey 79)), Panha (Kakada 71), Kakada (N David 37), Piseth (Sophara 37). Subs not used: Samel. Goals: Davann 2 (62, 83), N David (64).