|PPCFC U-17s, back row, LtoR: Thomas, Sovann, Soksela, Samnang, Titchhy, Suleiman. Front: Chanpolin, Ponvuthy, Chhaya, Noeut, Baraing - click to enlarge|
In this afternoon's practice match at RSN, both sides had chances with Ouk Sovann having Crown's best, before Naga took the lead through Chhim Sambo on 24 minutes when the visitors made the U-17s pay for giving the ball away. Sovann was denied a second time before a Sun Sopanha free-kick somehow found its way into the net on 31 minutes and Naga led two-nil at the break. The Academy brightened up their act after the break and Sovann put in one of his trademark free-kicks only to see it tipped over at the last moment. Naga struck the cross-bar but it was the U-17s who scored next, with 15 minutes remaining as Sok Rithy fouled In Sodavid and Orn Chanpolin netted confidently from the penalty spot. The Academy went in search of an equaliser but Naga wrapped it up when Khim Borey sneaked a header into the far corner with five minutes to go.
Match Report to follow.